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Chicken, Apple, and Smoked Gouda Salad

Total time 30 mins
Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
One deli-style rotisserie chicken yields the perfect amount for this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 large Gala apples, thinly sliced (about 1 lb.)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (6-oz.) package baby spinach and spring greens mix
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 cup salted roasted pecans
  • Honey-Mustard Dressing

How to Make It

  1. Toss apple slices with lemon juice.

  2. Layer salad greens, apples, chicken, and next 5 ingredients in a large glass bowl. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 8 hours. Toss salad with 1/4 cup Honey-Mustard Dressing just before serving. Serve with remaining dressing.

  3. Note: We tested with Fresh Express 50/50 Spring Mix and Baby Spinach.