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. Jessica | www.stuckonsweet.com says:

    Um YES! Love apples and cheddar together – we make a salad about once a week for dinner and this is definitely going on the must-make list!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Hiiiii, sweeeeets!!! ♥ *waving* 😀 Thank you! It’s a great salad!! 😉

  2. Laura | Tutti Dolci says:

    Such a gorgeous fall salad, I need this in my life!

  3. Erica says:

    Making this for dinner tonight!!!!

  4. Chris says:

    How do you cook your chicken? Looks so good!!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Hi Chris!! Thanks so much!! It really is very good and juicy! 😀
      Almost always, I use this method that I talked about in my Chipotle Chicken recipe post >>> https://diethood.com/grilled-chipotle-chicken-salad/ It’s all in the recipe box. I hope that helps! 🙂

  5. Dee says:

    What a gorgeous salad, and I love the apple cheddar combo!

  6. Michelle | A Latte Food says:

    This is the prettiest salad I have ever seen! And I’m dying over that dressing!

  7. Sabrina says:

    I love fresh, hearty salads! This looks like such a delicious one!

  8. Justine | Cooking and Beer says:

    The cheddar in this salad is making me so happy! Looks amazing!

    1. Lauren says:

      Hi! Can you use non fat plain Greek yogurt? Thanks!

      1. Katerina Petrovska says:

        Hi!
        Yes, that works, too. Keep in mind that you may have to water it down a bit if the dressing is too thick to pour over the salad.

  9. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    I want to make a large jar of the honey yogurt dressing and pour it on everything! This salad is gorgeous Love apples and cheddar together!

  10. Maryanne | the little epicurean says:

    I totally agree! Apples and cheddar are a perfect match! (Plus, that honey yogurt dressing sounds great!)