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apple pecan grilled chicken dinner salad

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Not Far From Green Bay, WI

My husband is completely obsessed with Wendy's Apple Pecan Salad and asked me to duplicate it at home. I am so pleased with the results and I know he will be tonight as well. Since becoming empty-nesters, we enjoy having large dinner salads at least once a week. Healthy, fresh and delicious. Feel free to use your favorite bottled raspberry, pomegranate, or strawberry vinaigrette.

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serves 3-4
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For apple pecan grilled chicken dinner salad

  • 3 or 4
    grilled boneless skinless chicken breasts (if pinched for time, i keep a bag of prepared grilled chicken breasts strips in my freezer for quick dinner salads, etc.)
  • 1
    red delicious apple
  • 1
    granny smith apple
  • 3/4
    cup dried cranberries or craisins
  • 3/4
    cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 3/4
    cup sugared pecans or honey roasted cashews or almonds
  • thinly sliced red onion rings, optional
  • salad croutons, optional
  • 1
    bag of salad mix (i like spring mix)
  • your favorite raspberry vinagarette, prepared or homemade

How To Make apple pecan grilled chicken dinner salad

  • 1
    Cut apples in half, leaving peel on, and core. (I like to use my melon baller to core when I want nice looking apple slices. See pic at left.) Slice into 1/4 inch slices.
  • 2
    Place mixed salad greens in a large, decorative salad bowl. Add apples, (red onions if using) craisins, sugared nuts of your choice, (croutons, if using) and crumbled blue cheese.
  • 3
    Warm grilled chicken breasts in microwave and slice into 1/2 inch strips. Fan on top of salad while hot and serve with your favorite bottled vinaigrette, raspberry, strawberry or pomegranate.