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Favorite Apple Chicken Salad

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


You will love this quick and simple, yet delicious and crisp Favorite Apple Chicken Salad recipe! So healthy, and full of great flavor!



Salad Ingredients:

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

White Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (or regular balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup olive oil


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 slice or shred.
  3. Toss the remaining five ingredients together, then add your desired amount of vinaigrette. Toss and serve immediately.
  4. ***All ingredient amounts are approximate. I usually just toss in a little of this, a little of that.***

To Make The Vinaigrette:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until blended.


You can take the time to prepare each of these ingredients “homemade”…..or take a few shortcuts.  When pressed for time, I’ll often substitute in rotisserie chicken meat, storebought glazed pecans and apple chips.

Inspired by the “Fuji Apple Salad” from Panera Bread®.