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Apple Chicken Harvest Salad in a wooden bowl on a beige napkin with two wooden spoons.

Apple Chicken Harvest Salad


  • Author: Leannda
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

A fresh salad bursting with fall flavor—crisp apples, honey-roasted nuts, rotisserie chicken, gorgonzola cheese and fruity balsamic vinaigrette. Apple Chicken Harvest Salad feels light, but satisfying.


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Ingredients

Apple Chicken Harvest Salad

  • 2 rotisserie chicken breasts (skin on or off), chopped in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3-4 gala apples, cored and diced (can also use fuji, jonagold, honeycrisp, or any you like)
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced thin
  • 3.5 oz honey roasted walnuts or pecans (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 5-oz baby greens mix (spinach, arugula, kale, swiss chard, etc)
  • 5-oz crumbled gorgonzola cheese
Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar (I like to use cherry, pomegranate or blackberry flavored)*
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all balsamic vinaigrette ingredients together in a small jar and shake vigorously (or a whisk in a bowl) until smooth. 
  2. Combine all the salad ingredients together in a bowl and toss with the balsamic vinaigrette. 

Notes

  • For an extra zing, I like to add a little white balsamic to the dressing as well. Not necessary, but nice if you like a strong dressing. 
  • You can use warm or cold chicken. If you’re using cold, I recommend cutting it while warm and then chilling. 
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Apple Chicken Harvest Salad