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Harvest Cobb Chicken Salad with a Honey Apple Cider Vinaigrette is filled with crisp fall apples, roasted butternut squash, and all of the delicious things of fall come together in this mouthwatering salad.

Harvest cups chicken salad and a white bowl with a honey apple cider vinegar on the side.

We have had the most incredible fall weather here in Utah. I mean it is gorgeous! The sun has been out for a week straight and we are seeing temperatures in the 60-70s! It has been perfect for being outside and raking up the mounds of leaves that piled up in our yard from all of our trees. Although I am loving the weather, I do look forward to some cooler temperatures. I want to be able to wear nice cozy sweaters and my boots. But knowing Utah and its crazy weather I am sure that this will be turning into snow any day now.

Today I am bringing you an awesome fall salad. I mean this salad has all of the fall works inside and it is especially delicious with the crunchy candied walnuts. Crisp fall apples, and roasted butternut squash help to make up the traditional cobb salad. Filled with bacon, hard boiled eggs,  and avocado.

Up close photo of harvest cup chicken salad in a white bowl.

There are so many delicious flavors and textures in this salad. And the sweet and savory really is what makes this salad spectacular. It gets topped with a delicious honey apple cider vinaigrette with is the perfect finishing touch. The chicken adds some protein to this salad and makes it a fantastic and hearty lunch or dinner! You are going to love everything in this salad and want to make it again and again!

Harvest cup chicken salad with a honey apple cider vinegar and a white bowl. On top of the salad or apple slices chicken, sliced avocados and hard boiled eggs.

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Harvest Cobb Salad with a Honey Apple Cider Vinaigrette

By: Alyssa Rivers
Harvest Cobb Chicken Salad with a Honey Apple Cider Vinaigrette is filled with crisp fall apples, roasted butternut squash, and all of the delicious things of fall come together in this mouthwatering salad.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


  • 5 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast cooked and chopped
  • 5 slices of bacon cooked and chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs peeled and sliced
  • 2 apples sliced (I used granny smith and honey crisp)
  • 1/2 butternut squash cubed and roasted*
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/2 cup candied walnuts* Recipe follows
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Honey Apple Cider Dressing:


  • In a large bowl add romaine lettuce and arugula. Add chicken, bacon, eggs, apples, butternut squash, and avocado. Toss to mix the ingredients. Top with candied walnuts and feta cheese.
  • TO make the honey apple cider dressing: In a small bowl whisk olive oil, apple cider vinegar, water, honey, salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad.


Calories: 449kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 9gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 508mgPotassium: 538mgFiber: 5gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 7756IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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    1. I usually grill a bunch of chicken at once then cut it up for salads, lunches or anything that needs a little extra meat. If there is too much for one week I will freeze the other part of the chicken.

    1. I put them on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. I set the oven to 400 and drizzled it with olive oil and cooked them until tender about 5-7 minutes. And I just put salt and pepper on the chicken. 🙂