Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (Panera Bread Copycat)

Fresh spring greens get tossed with crisp apples, chicken, tomatoes, dried cranberries, crunchy pecans and feta cheese. This makes one incredible mouthwatering salad!Fuji Apple Chicken Salad in a wooden bowl with a wooden spoon.

I was just thinking the other day that I haven’t posted a salad in a while. I love salads so I knew it was time to make a delicious mouthwatering salad. This Panera Bread Fuji Chicken Apple Salad became an instant favorite with the first bite.

This salad has been on my list of things to make for over a year now. I am shocked that I haven’t made it until now. When I was at the store just the other day I noticed these apple chips. I know that Panera Bread uses crisp thin apples in their salad adding such a delicious and sweet crunch. Buying these apple chips save just a little bit of the prep work and brings you one delicious unforgettable salad in just minutes.

I love everything that is in this salad. Fresh spring greens, crunchy pecans, tomatoes, crispy apple slices… Everything that comes together in this salad is so flavorful and has so many unique and delicious textures.

Fuji Apple Chicken Salad close up.

The dressing on top is also incredible. It is a golden balsamic honey dijon dressing that makes this salad just that much better. It is perfect drizzled on top of this already delicious salad. You are going to love everything that is in this salad and it is sure to be a huge hit wherever it goes! It will also become an instant favorite with the first bite.

Fuji Apple Chicken Salad in a wooden bowl with a wooden spoon.

 Fuji Apple Chicken Salad on a white serving plate beside a glass pitcher of dressing.

Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (Panera Bread Copycat)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6 Servings

Fresh spring greens get tossed with crisp apples, chicken, tomatoes, dried cranberries, crunchy pecans and feta cheese. This makes one incredible mouthwatering salad!

Course Dinner, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts cooked and diced
  • 1 8 ounce bag spring greens
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 1/2 red onion sliced into rings
  • 1 cup toasted pecan halves
  • 1 2 1/2 ounce bag apple chips, or you can make your own with this recipe
  • 6 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 -3 garlic cloves finely diced
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl, toss chicken, spring greens, cherry tomatoes, red onion, toasted pecans, and apple chips. Top with feta cheese and dried cranberries.
  2. To make the dressing: Whisk together in a small bowl the olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, cider vinegar, garlic, dijon mustard and honey. Drizzle over salad.
Nutrition Facts
Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (Panera Bread Copycat)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 444mg19%
Potassium 601mg17%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 553IU11%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Hi Alyssa, I LOVE this salad! I made it today for the first time and really enjoyed it! I think this will be my “go to” recipe when the girlfriends are over….thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Please tell me what brand of apple chips Panera Bread uses. I can’t find the brand info on their website and I want thin crispy apple slices. Hopefully you know which Brand they use????

    1. I do love Panera Bread apple chips but I am not sure what brand they use or if they make them in-house. Hope you can find them or see if Panera will let in on their secret;)!! XOXO

  3. Excellent salad. Because I used candied pecans, I only used 2 TBSPs of honey in the dressing.. I also just used fresh diced apples and crumbled gorgonzola instead of feta cheese. Thanks for sharing

  4. While I felt like the salad closely resembles the Panera salad, the dressing did not. I had to doctor mine up quite a bit. It was far too acidic from all the vinegars and lacking in the apple flavor so I added some fresh pressed apple cider, onion powder, and table sugar. Much better!

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