Chicken and Apple Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Chelsea Lords
Servings 4
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Chicken and Apple Salad with a Honey Dijon Vinaigrette is the perfect fall salad full of crisp apples, cranberries, crunchy pecans and bleu cheese. This salad is easy to put together and so mouthwatering!
Course Dinner, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Spring lettuce mix
  • 2-3 small apples I use 3 different varieties
  • 1/3 cup roasted pecans
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese
  • Cooked and diced seasoned chicken*
  • 1 lemon

!Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • S&P

Instructions

  1. Prepare the chicken for the salad by chopping into bite sized pieces.
  2. Roast or candy the pecans. I roast them by lining a tray with parchment paper and placing the pecans in a single layer. Toast them for about 4-5 minutes at 350 degrees F watching carefully to avoid burning. Remove from the tray as soon as its out of the oven. Allow to cool.
  3. Place the lettuce in a large bowl. Top with pecans, cranberries, and bleu cheese. Add the prepared chicken.
  4. Slice the apples (peel if that is your preference). into very thin slices. Toss the slices with 1-2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  5. Add to the salad.
  6. For the dressing: finely mince the garlic and shallot. Combine all the ingredients in a jar with a lid. Shake until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Top the salad with dressing right before serving and enjoy.
  8. Do not toss the salad with dressing if you plan on having leftovers as it makes it soggy!
  9. *I like using a pre-made rotisserie chicken best -- great flavor and easy!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Apple Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 309mg9%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 398IU8%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.