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Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Salad Recipe

Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Salad Recipe

Serving salad for dinner tonight is anything but skimpy. There's chicken and cheese in every bite, and celery and apples give it a great crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) spring mix salad greens
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat ranch salad dressing


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients. Add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat. Place chicken on a greased broiler pan. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear.
  • 2. Meanwhile, divide salad greens among four dinner plates. Top each with celery, carrots, apple and cheese. Cut chicken into strips; arrange over salads. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 cup: 320 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 784mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein.

Reviews for Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Salad

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disneydiva198 User ID: 6459014 111570
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"I only used 1 bag of spring mix and some iceburger letuce. We are not into the spring mix too much but this was great. Hubby even took left overs for lunch the next day. Will use again."

jwasson User ID: 4886362 98476
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

"Very good"

whywhat User ID: 6148151 179482
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"Takes the bland away from chicken, crisp, fresh, and filling. Thank you for sharing the recipe."

LMS803 User ID: 3751722 180906
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"First made this in April and since then it has been on the weekly menu about every other week! Easy to make and just delicious!!"

ak47gramma User ID: 1987841 143529
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2010

"We all loved this salad. I doubled it and was so glad I did! Made a great supper"

kristinmh User ID: 1711502 164918
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2009

"I really liked this salad. My husband, is not much of a salad eater, even took some leftovers for lunch! I really like that it is so easy and quick."

mdsutton1 User ID: 3540984 98464
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"I really like this salad, but I omitted the celery. The chicken is very flavorful and the apples offer a sweet contrast to the chicken. I recommend it!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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