Apples and Cheddar Chicken Salad Recipe

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Apples and Cheddar Chicken Salad Recipe – Apples, cheddar cheese and walnuts pack a delicious crunchy bite in this Chicken Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing.

Apples and Cheddar Chicken Salad Recipe - Apples, cheddar cheese and walnuts pack a delicious crunchy bite in this Chicken Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing.

It’s like Fall Harvest in your bowl! 

Heeeey, guys! Happy Fri-YAY! Welcome to my food sanctuary – I’m so happy to see you! 

Real life: I made this chicken salad in the middle of Summer and ate the entire thing. I know, I know. Eating in-season food is better for you, but it’s apples and cheese… I mean, come awwwn. 

I made it again, just so I could share it with you, and this time, I ate the entire thing myself, again. No, not in one sitting, but for lunch and dinner, in the same day. Cannot. get. enough. 

Seriously. I do not know how to add MORE flavor over green salad leaves, besides adding bacon, maybe? Which I sort of want to do and you probably should? Just an idea. 

Apples and Cheddar Chicken Salad Recipe - Apples, cheddar cheese and walnuts pack a delicious crunchy bite in this Chicken Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing.

Look up there at those downright ADORABLE little cheddar squares that took me two hours to cut up into perfectly squared slices. Are you asking yourself why I didn’t just go and buy cubed cheddar? Because I’m cheap. That’s the truth. There, I said it and I’m proud of it. 

Honey-Yogurt-Salad-Dressing

Here’s the thing. Do you know how strongly I feel about apples and cheddar, together? In my heart of hearts, I believe that it goes together like peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Avocado and toast. Cheech and Chong. Err. Where did that come from!? Too much Comedy Central up in here…

Apples and Cheddar Chicken Salad Recipe - Apples, cheddar cheese and walnuts pack a delicious crunchy bite in this Chicken Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing.

Anywho. Over this lovely fresh chicken salad we have: crunchy walnuts, Granny Smiths!, juicy leftover chicken breasts, bites of cheddar cheeeeeeese!, and a cool, sweet, perfectly flavored Honey Yogurt Dressing. 

Take this salad to a potluck or just eat it all yourself, just as I did. You won’t be in the wrong. 

Apples and Cheddar Chicken Salad Recipe - Apples, cheddar cheese and walnuts pack a delicious crunchy bite in this Chicken Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing.

ENJOY!

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Apples and Cheddar Chicken Salad Recipe

Apples and Cheddar Chicken Salad Recipe - Apples, cheddar cheese and walnuts pack a delicious crunchy bite in this Chicken Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

FOR THE SALAD

  • 2 to 3 Romaine Hearts, , chopped
  • 3 grilled or cooked, (leftovers) chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 cups cubed cheddar cheese
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, , cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 Red Delicious Apples, , cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

FOR THE HONEY YOGURT DRESSING

  • 1/2- cup nonfat plain yogurt, (I use Dannon)
  • 1/4- cup eggless mayo, (I use Hellmann's Dressing and Sandwich Spread)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons organic honey
  • chopped fresh parsley, , for garnish
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Instructions 

  • Place chopped romaine salad in a large salad bowl.
  • Add chicken strips, cheddar cheese, apples and walnuts over salad greens. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine yogurt, eggless mayo, and honey; stir until completely and thoroughly combined. Taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Pour salad dressing over salad.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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26 Comments

  1. Stacie says:

    I made this a few weeks ago and we all loved it. Making it again tonight. I like cheddar and apples together, but LOVE crumbled blue cheese on a salad, so I used that instead. I also added a pear instead of the granny smith and used vanilla greek yogurt. I could eat this every other day it’s that good!

  2. Leo says:

    Can you use spinach for this?

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Yes, you can definitely use baby spinach.

  3. Leo RAM says:

    Looks amazing, can’t wait to try this.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank YOU! Please enjoy! 🙂

  4. Felucia says:

    Is there a specific reason your dressing calls for eggless msyo or will rgular work? Thanks !

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Hi! Regular mayo will definitely work! 🙂 In as far as eggless mayo goes, it has no cholesterol and contains about 1/3 of the saturated fat found in traditional mayo.

  5. Jenn says:

    How many servings are in this? I want to make sure I don’t overdo it and go over the calorie count that was given!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Hi! This salad makes 6 servings.

      1. Jenn says:

        Thank you so much!!

  6. Karen Townsend says:

    How many people does this salad serve??

  7. Bethany Stout says:

    This looks so yummy and healthy. Thanks so much for sharing