Recipe

Apple Walnut Salad with Grilled Chicken

December 21, 2023

Written by Fay Nutrition & Dietetics

Medically reviewed by Suzanna Thoe, RD

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Servings: 4


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens (like arugula, spinach, and romaine)
  • 2 large apples (preferably a crisp variety like Honeycrisp or Fuji), cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins (optional)

For the Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Grill the Chicken: Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked through and slightly charred. Remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes. Slice into thin strips.
  2. Prepare the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Assemble the Salad: In a large bowl, combine salad greens, sliced apples, walnuts, cheese, red onion, and dried cranberries. Drizzle with the dressing and toss to combine.
  4. Serve: Divide the salad among four plates and top with grilled chicken slices. Serve immediately.




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Nutrition Facts (per Serving)
  • Calories: 435
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 330mg

Please note: These nutritional values are estimated based on the ingredients used. For a more accurate nutritional breakdown, it's recommended to use a specific nutritional calculator or software.

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Suzanna Thoe, RD

Medically Reviewed by Suzanna Thoe, RD

Suzanna is a Board Certified and Licensed Registered Dietitian. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Purdue University and completed her clinical internship and Masters of Business Administration at Dominican University. Suzanna has been a RD for almost 4 years and helps her clients understand the ‘why’ behind science-backed action items to move them towards their goals. 

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