Wendy’s Summer Berry Chicken Salad

Wendy’s Summer Berry Chicken Salad is one of Wendy’s most popular seasonal salads. Now you can recreate this summery berry salad at home any time of the year.

a bowl of salad with chicken, berries, and feta cheese

When dining out you can go to fast-food restaurants and still have a healthy lunch. Wendy’s is one of my favorite places to go when I want to enjoy a bowl of chili, a salad, and sometimes a burger. Wendy’s summer salad is typically a seasonal menu item. One of the biggest benefits of a copycat recipe is that it doesn’t have to be restricted to just one season.

summer berry chicken salad ingredients

What’s in a Wendy’s Berry Salad?

Wendy’s Summer Berry Chicken Salad can be put together in a jiffy. You will need fresh or frozen blackberries, strawberries, dried apple chips, and feta cheese. I used Marzetti Light Blackberry Vinaigrette but an online search doesn’t find it anymore. You might be able to find a blackberry vinaigrette at your grocery store. Here’s a link for Abbot Farms or you can make your own.

Wendy’s summer salad features no less than eleven different types of lettuce, so I like to pick up a salad blend at the grocery store. Toss everything together, and you have an easy, delectable salad!

  • If you feel like being creative and adding some more variety, you could include a few toasted pecans.

Does Wendy’s Still Have the Berry Salad?

You could get a Wendy’s berry salad at one of their eateries in 2019 during the summer up until Labor Day. If you are focused on eating more salads this coming summer, keep your fingers crossed that this salad will be on the menu.

It’s easy to be a bit skeptical of salads from a fast-food chain, but Wendy’s salads are made with the healthy fresh ingredients you use at home. The restaurant also uses fresh chicken (not frozen). In addition to its seasonal salads, Wendy’s has a full roster of salads that are on the menu year-round.

How Long Will a Salad Last in the Fridge?

Your senses are usually the most reliable instruments to tell if your salad is still edible or should be added to your composting pile. Discard your salad if you see discoloration, too much moisture, and a rotten smell.

To help salads stay fresh longer, store them in your refrigerator immediately after use in specially designed Tupperware containers. Lettuce already moist with salad dressing is likely to become soggy and undesirable after only one day. On the other hand, a dressed cabbage salad (coleslaw) will stay crisp for several days.

  • Freezing is not the way to go for any type of salad – lettuce and mayonnaise do not freeze well.

a bowl of berry chicken salad with feta cheese

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a bowl of salad with chicken, berries, and feta cheese

Wendy's Summer Berry Chicken Salad

You can make the famous Wendy's Summer Berry Chicken Salad at home any time of the year with this copycat recipe.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Wendy's recipes
Servings: 1
Calories: 315kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces lettuce mix
  • 1/4 cup blackberries, washed
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese
  • 5 or 6 pieces of dried apple chips
  • 2 tablespoons Dressed® Light Blackberry Vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Season chicken breast with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried parsley. Place a small skillet over medium heat. Add vegetable oil to the skillet. Allow the pan to get hot, the oil should almost smoke, add the chicken. Cook chicken on each side for 5 to 7 minutes or until the chicken is done. Remove chicken from skillet. Allow the chicken to rest about 5 minutes before slicing into bite sized pieces. In a large bowl add salad, blackberries, sliced strawberries, feta cheese, and apple chips. Add cut up pieces of chicken to the salad. Pour over Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Light Blackberry Vinaigrette as you desire.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 31.9mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. linda

    5 stars
    I love that salad at Wendy’s,but what about the dressing’s copy,Kat have to have that taste too Stephanie,can you copy he dressing???
    thanks
    Linda

    • Karen Pollard

      I’ve made this one before; pretty good!

      BLACKBERRY VINAIGRETTE
      3/4 cup Smucker’s® Sugar Free Seedless Blackberry Jam or regular jam
      1/4 cup Crisco® Pure Canola Oil
      1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  2. Ronda

    I wish this recipe included a copycat version of the Marzetti Simply Dressed Light Blackberry Vinaigrette. That was always my favorite part of the salad.

  3. Nancy

    I can’t find the Blackberry viniagrette. i think it has been discontinued. anyone have a suggestion as to a substitute?

    • Pam Burton

      I know your comment is almost a year old, but here in Ohio the salad comes with blueberries and a raspberry vinaigrette dressing , which you can find in grocery stores

    • Karen Pollard

      Blackberry Vinaigrette

      Ingredients
      1 cup frozen blackberries, thawed
      1 small shallot, chopped
      1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
      1 teaspoon honey
      1/8 teaspoon salt
      1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
      1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

      Directions
      Step 1
      Process blackberries in a blender until smooth. Strain berries through a sieve into a bowl, and discard solids.
      Step 2
      Process berry puree, shallot, and next 4 ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds. With blender running, pour oil through food chute in a slow, steady stream, and process until smooth.

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