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Chicken & Apple Salad with Greens Recipe

Chicken & Apple Salad with Greens Recipe

My favorite memory of eating this dish was when my mom made it for lunch on weekends when we were home from school and could have something other than "brown bag" lunches. Happy memories of childhood and late summer days just make this salad extra special. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • SALAD:
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 10 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients until blended. Add chicken, apples and onion; toss to coat. Just before serving, place greens on a large serving plate; top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.