Spinach Salad With Smoked Chicken, Apple, Walnuts, Bacon

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Great Fall main dish salad. Use thick-sliced smoked chicken from the meat dept. or you can substitute smoked turkey from the deli. For more sweet/sour, add another tsp. vinegar. From Food and Wine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350. Toast walnuts about 8 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Cook bacon until crisp. Drain and crumble.
  3. Whisk vinegar with mustard, salt and pepper in a small glass or stainless bowl. Whisk in oil.
  4. In large bowl, combine 2 Tbsp of the dressing with chicken. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add walnuts, bacon, spinach, onion, apple and remaining dressing. Toss.


Most Helpful

This was really good. I used two grilled chicken breasts and a "power greens" mixture. I also added feta. I will also add another apple next time.

agileangus October 27, 2014

One of our new fave meal salads! I agree with Mouskawitz about using pecans in place of walnuts. I tried it both ways and prefer the taste of the pecans. Best to use REAL bacon if you have the time, definetely gives a better smokey taste. I also used only half the spinach called for. I can't imagine using all 9 cups. I barbequed the chicken breast, then chopped them up and tossed them in. Very yummy!

dine-in June 22, 2009

I just made this for Sunday lunch with my parents-in-law & everyone loved it (except my 4 year old who decided to be picky today :)) I didn't make it exactly as written though... I made a full dressing recipe & onion & apple, but not quite 1/2 the spinach. Plus I used pre-cooked (Hormel) bacon bits (maybe 1/3 cup) & 3 chicken breast halves chopped & cooked. It was a good amount for the 4 adults (+1 child). I also substituted pecans for the walnuts & skipped toasting them for time sake. Yummy!

Mouskawitz July 06, 2008

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