Fall Apple Chicken Salad With Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

"From Trial and Error. She says: i ate this salad six times in two weeks. six. it is that good. and it wasn't just me that loved it, jason said it's one of the best salads he's ever had. in my opinion, the goat cheese makes it. we had ours with fresh honey crisp apples we picked ourselves, but any firm, sweet apple will do. - I have to agree with her about the awesomeness of this salad. You can easily leave out the chicken to make it a side salad for a meal. I also have successfully made this with pears."
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  • whisk the vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl or place them in a mason jar and shake.
  • divide the salad greens among four bowls. top each with a chicken breast (optional), 1 ounce crumbled goat cheese, 1 tablespoon almonds, 1 tablespoon cranberries, and half an apple. top with vinaigrette.

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  1. We loved this salad! I made it as our main meal on a steamy day and it was perfect. I will use this dressing on all sorts of salads. Yum! K9 Owned/Lesley
  2. This is a fantastic salad! I loved the sweetness from the dried fruit - it really added something special to the vinaigrette.
  3. Great salad-fantastic dressing! I used a granny smith and opted for blueberries since they are in season right now. Going to me making this one a lot! Made for CQ 2015
  4. I chose this recipe for 2 reasons: 1) I had all the ingredients in the house - all I had to do was remove the chicken breast fillets from the freezer and defrost, and 2) it required minimal cooking. I chose 1 each of apple and pear, deciding to live dangerously and really mix things up. Having said that, I was unable to taste the finished product - my family had this for their lunch. They LOVED this salad. So, this means I will have to make it again when I can eat it. Excellent recipe, sofie!
  5. Awesome salad! I used whole almonds because that's what I had, but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. We loved it! Thanks for sharing :)<br/>Made for CQ 2014



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