Happy Friday!! Are you ready for the weekend?! I am! Wooo Whooo!! The weather in California makes me want to just play, play, play...lol!
Today I'm posting a salad recipe that I found! I've never made it before BUT I love chicken and apples so this salad looks SOOO yummy!! I'm going to be making this for my family! I like the fact that it's easy and doesn't require cooking so that means more playtime for me! PLUS the recipe is healthy! Bring it on :D
Chicken and Apple Salad with Orange-Mustard Vinaigrette
Serves 4; double the recipe for a larger family
1/2 cup pecan halves (optional)
3 Tbsp. orange juice
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tsp. grainy mustard
2 tsp. honey
2 Tbsp. minced shallot
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp. salt
4 cups cooked chicken, chopped or sliced
2 granny smith apples, cored and chopped or sliced
10 cups mixed salad greens
Preheat oven to 350. Spread pecans on a baking sheet and toast, shaking sheet once or twice, until nuts are fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.
Whisk together orange juice, vinegar, mustard, honey, shallot, olive oil, and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Remove 1/4 cup vinaigrette. Add chicken and apples to bowl, with remaining vinaigrette and toss.
Arrange greens on dinner plates. Drizzle with reserved 1/4 cup vinaigrette. Top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with nuts and serve.
This recipe is great when you don't want to spend time in the kitchen...add a side dish or two and dinner is served :D
If you decide to make this recipe, I'd love to hear your comments! Bring it on!!
Have a FANTASTIC weekend!
See you on Monday!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist