My recipe for chicken apple salad is delicious, simple to make, and sort of similar to a Waldorf salad. It's great for sharing!
This chicken apple salad is a delicious salad recipe altered from one of my favorite restaurants it includes cubed chicken breast, grapes, apples, walnuts, and blue cheese. This recipe includes a house salad dressing that you can toss the lettuce in as well, or you could just opt for your favorite dressing instead.
If you are looking for a great way to disguise some more veggies or force yourself to eat more greens, this chicken apple salad is a great way to boost your veggie intake without having to eat a plain, boring, salad!
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You are probably thinking “this doesn't look like the salad I'm used to” and that's okay! It's a little different! This recipe for chicken apple salad can be altered a bit in a few ways to meet your needs.
First, feel free to experiment with the mix in's. There's tons of ways to make this one recipe into something the whole family will enjoy. Swap out the nuts, add different dried fruits, whatever you might like!
Another way you can adjust the recipe is to add more or less greens and dressing. If you want a more traditional salad recipe you can add more greens and use less dressing. For a creamier salad you can mix things up as shown below.
Feel free to adjust and tweak things until you get the salad you are looking for, the flavors are great either way!
What you need for blue cheese apple salad:
This recipe has a homemade house dressing that uses mayonnaise, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and black pepper.
For the salad portion you will need spring mix, chicken breast, green apple, red grapes, chopped walnuts, and blue cheese crumbles.
Of course you can always use your own dressing or the dressing that you like for this recipe without worrying about it messing up the recipe. Use any kind of dressing you prefer on salads and keep in mind that you can prep everything else in advance and just add your dressing when you want to enjoy the salad!
How to make salad with apples and chicken:
Heat a small skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken breast for 8 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 4 minutes, or until cooked through. Once finished, cut into cubes.
While the chicken is cooking, dice the apple and cut the grapes in half.
Add the mayonnaise, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and black pepper to a small bowl and stir well, until completely combined.
When ready to serve, add the lettuce to a large bowl, and drizzle the dressing, and mix it all together.
Add the chicken, apples, grapes, walnuts, and blue cheese, and toss.
Serve, and enjoy!
If you are looking for a way to make this one even easier you can use pre-cooked chicken that you have in the freezer or just buy a rotisserie chicken and shred up some meat for this salad recipe!
You could also use leftover turkey breast from Thanksgiving to repurpose that into something new and tasty.
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Printable Recipe For Chicken Apple Salad:
- For the dressing:
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp sugar
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- For the salad:
- 4 cups spring mix
- 1 chicken breast, grilled and cubed
- 1 green apple, diced
- ½ cup red grapes, cut in half
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
- Heat a small skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken breast for 8 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 4 minutes, or until cooked through. Once finished, cut into cubes.
- While the chicken is cooking, dice the apple and cut the grapes in half.
- Add the mayonnaise, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and black pepper to a small bowl and stir well, until completely combined.
- When ready to serve, add the lettuce to a large bowl, and drizzle the dressing, and mix it all together. Add the chicken, apples, grapes, walnuts, and blue cheese, and toss.
- Serve, and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 771Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 47gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 607mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 5gSugar: 19gProtein: 36g