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Healthy Chicken Salad With Apples

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Healthy chicken salad with apples 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.

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The best apple, walnut and chicken salad

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This recipe for healthy chicken salad with apples is a great way to incorporate apples into a dish. Typically, apples are used in sweet dishes, which I love, but they are also great in savory dishes too.

Apples and grapes give this salad the perfect amount of crunch and tartness.

What Should I Serve With Chicken Salad With Apples?

A variety of sides would be delicious with chicken salad. Including seasonal fruit, crusty bread, croissants, pita bread or chips.

top view bowl of salad.
Healthy chicken salad with apples and grapes.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Delicious homemade dressing.
  • Great crunch from the apples, grapes and walnuts.
  • Perfect as a side dish or main entree.

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Chicken Breast
  • Green Apple
  • Red Grapes
  • Mayo
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Black Pepper
  • Spring Mix
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles

How To Make This Recipe

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Healthy chicken salad with apples

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

While the chicken is cooking, dice the apple and cut the grapes in half.

Step 3:

Add the mayonnaise, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and black pepper to a small bowl and stir well, until completely combined.

Step 4:

When ready to serve, add the lettuce to a large bowl, and drizzle the dressing, and mix it all together. 

Step 5:

Add the chicken, apples, grapes, walnuts, and blue cheese, and toss. Serve, and enjoy!

plate full of salad.
Chicken and apple salad with greens

What Can I Add To Chicken Salad With Apples?

If you are looking to bulk up your chicken salad, you can add a lot of different things to spruce it up. Dried cranberries, almonds, green onions, boiled egg, and a variety of herbs are some other ingredients to add to your chicken salad. 

How Do I Store Leftover Chicken Salad?

Place chicken salad in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for about 3 days.

Yield: 4 Servings

Healthy Chicken Salad With Apples

top view bowl of salad.

Healthy chicken salad with apples 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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

For Dressing

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For Salad

  • 4 cups spring mix
  • 8 ounces boneless, chicken breast
  • 1 green apple, diced
  • 1/2 cup red grapes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, dice the apple and cut the grapes in half.
  3. Add the mayonnaise, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and black pepper to a small bowl and stir well, until completely combined.
  4. When ready to serve, add the lettuce to a large bowl, and drizzle the dressing, and mix it all together.
  5. Add the chicken, apples, grapes, walnuts, and blue cheese, and toss. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 207mgSodium: 207mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 11g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Sapana

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

Such a delicious salad to take to work and one that will fuel the rest of your afternoon. Thanks!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

Thanks, I agree! :)

Beth

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

This is so fresh and fun! With the yogurt added, I could even eat this for breakfast! Yum!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

It would make a filling breakfast, for sure! :)

Beth

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

My favorite apple would be cortland, my kids LOVE green apples! This looks so tasty and I like the suggestion of adding dried cranberries!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

Dried cranberries sound great!

Erin

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

I can’t believe I’ve never put crunchy apple in my chicken salad. I think my kids would love this!!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

It does add great dimension to the salad. :)

Emily

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

This apple chicken salad is so good! Love how it uses yogurt in it!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

Thanks!

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