Chicken Apple Bacon Walnut Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
A delicious main dish salad with the works! Loaded with sweet apples, hearty chicken and bacon, crisp pecans and tangy feta.
cooked chicken breasts
, diced into strips* (about 3 chicken breasts)
6 - 8
, cooked and diced
, toasted (or candied walnuts)
spring mix lettuce
extra virgin olive oil
finely chopped shallot
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
, to taste
Layer all salad ingredients into individual salad bowls or over plates. Serve drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.
For the balsamic vinaigrette:
Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, and finely diced shallot to a blender.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and blend mixture until well emulsified and thickened slightly. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.
*To cook the chicken I like
this recipe from The Kitchn
- only I cooked mine longer as I had thick chicken breasts. I also omitted the optional herbs and used a little garlic powder instead.
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