1 1/2 cups thinly sliced Red Delicious apple (about 1/2 pound)
3/4 cup fat-free honey mustard salad dressing
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded smoked Gouda or Jarlsberg cheese
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
How to Make It
Preheat broiler. Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Cut chicken into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
Combine chicken, spinach, bell pepper, celery, onion, and apple in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad, and toss well. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds.
Note: Substitute ready-to-eat roasted skinned, boned chicken breast (such as Tyson) for cooked chicken, if desired.
Great salad with unique flavor combo. My husband loved it and also requests it go into the regular dinner mix. I used full fat dressing too since I couldn't find a reduced fat version. I just added on top at the end instead of mixing all together to use a smaller amount. I also just pan cooked the chicken instead of broiler.
Very seldom does my fiance specifically request that I add a recipe into my regular repertoire, but this one was a huge hit and that's exactly what he asked for. I cook chicken breasts ahead of time and freeze 'em so I can throw this salad together without cooking (a must in hot SoCal). Fantastic flavor!
Fantastic Salad! My husband and I both thought the flavors worked so well together and it was perfect for a weeknight dinner. I'd gladly serve this to company, but it will also be going into our monthly weeknight favorites. The only change I made was to use a full-fat dressing, just used less than suggested.
Wonderful summer salad recipe! We grilled the chicken instead of broiling but didn't change anything else with the recipe. Used Maple Grove Farms of Vermont Fat Free Honey Dijon dressing, which has a little more flavor than standard honey mustard dressings. This will be going into rotation for light dinners during the summer months.
I made quite a few changes to the recipe but the basic theory behind the recipe is great. I used a field green mix instead of spinach, I also omitted the red onion. I couldn't find regular smoked gouda so I used smoked gouda with bacon and it was fantastic with the honey mustard dressing.
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