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Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (Panera Copycat)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 -4 servings 1x

Description

This Fuji Apple Chicken Salad recipe was inspired by Panera Bread, but is simple and delicious to make at home.


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Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag mixed greens
  • quarter of a red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups apple chips
  • 1 cup glazed pecans
  • 1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup freshly-diced tomatoes (optional)

White Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 23 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

To Make The Salad:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then mist it with cooking spray or oil.
  2. Brush chicken breasts with olive oil, then season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. (Or you can add your favorite seasonings.) Place on prepared baking sheet, and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until internal temperature is 160 degrees and the juices run clear. Remove and let chicken cool for at least 10 minutes, then thinly slice or shred.
  3. Toss the remaining salad ingredients together in a large bowl, and drizzle on your desired amount of vinaigrette. Toss and serve immediately.

To Make The Vinaigrette:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until blended.

Notes

Inspired by the Fuji Apple Salad from Panera Bread®.