One of the perks of being in the nutrition profession is free samples. Yup- super great perk. I received this salad dressing a while back from a food expo and have been meaning to create a salad to try it out with! I threw this together for a quick weeknight meal.
I did a meal prep night and chopped up a ton of veggies for stir fry and sandwiches as well as fruit for the week. I took a little cucumber here and carrot there to add to this salad but you could add ANY veggies you like. I would recommend adding the cucumber though, it tastes awesome with the apple!
I like the combo of sweet and salty from the apple and feta cheese. The chicken is a good source of protein and I also LOVE adding warm elements like chicken or beans onto cold salad.
This dressing was a tiny bit sweet for me but it paired nicely with all of the ingredients! I also threw in some homemade croutons– I will never go back to store bought croutons or crouton-less salad. I love my homemade version!
Chicken Apple Salad
1 chicken breast or 2 chicken tenders, thawed
Cucumber, peeled and sliced
Apple, cored and sliced
Other veggies (I used carrot and yellow pepper)
Your favorite dressing
1. Cook chicken thoroughly either in a pan on the stove or grilled. Slice into bite size pieces.
2. Meanwhile combine lettuce, apple, cheese, veggies and croutons. Top with chicken and dressing