Grilled Chicken Salad with Candied Walnuts
Servings: 6-8 |Prep Time: 15 min | Difficulty: Easy
A delicious salad that combines grilled chicken with apple and grapes in a creamy dressing. Santé Candied Walnuts are a sweet and crunchy addition to this flavor packed salad.
For the Salad:
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
1 tbl olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 cups fresh baby spinach
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 apple, cubed
1/2 cup red grapes, halved
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 package Santé Candied Walnuts
Apple Cider and Chive Dressing:
2 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
1 tsp whole grain mustard
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp each salt and freshly ground pepper
Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, oil, chives, mustard, honey, salt and pepper.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well. Toss chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper; grill for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until grill-marked and cooked through. Let rest for 10 minutes; cut into bite-size pieces.
Add chicken, spinach, celery, apple, grapes and avocado to large bowl; toss with Apple Cider and Chive Dressing. Toss with candied walnuts and serve.