Chicken Apple and Cranberry Salad

Roast Chicken Week continues!!! First up is this simple, tasty salad that utilizes leftovers from my Lemon Rosemary Roast Chicken. Although I enjoy cooking, I do like a quick and simple dinner now and again. This salad utilizes leftover cold chicken breast with some tasty fall flavors. Leafy greens, apples, cranberries and crunchy pecans combine to make a very filling and healthy salad.

This whole thing can be put together in 10 minutes, making it the perfect leftover dinner. Minimal dishes too. Throw this together and then catch up on the DVR. These days I am OBSESSING over Homeland. Any other obsessives out there?

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Chicken Apple and Cranberry Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2
  • 8 oz of leftover chicken, white meat (approx 1.5 cups chopped)
  • 4 cups of baby spinach or kale
  • 1 apple, sliced (I used honeycrisp)
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  1. Toss greens, pecans, apples, cranberries in a large bowl
  2. Whisk together lemon juice, oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Toss dressing with salad
  4. Plate and top with chicken
  5. Season with pepper


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6 Responses to Chicken Apple and Cranberry Salad

  1. Melissa@EyesBigger November 8, 2012 at 5:39 am #

    this looks so good. i love dried cranberries in salads and honeycrisps are the BEST.

  2. Kristina November 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    I am OBSESSED with Homeland! Its horribly addicting. I turn my cell off every Sunday night at 9….. :)

    And love your fall salad – cranberries and roast chicken go together so perfectly, looks delicious!

  3. mjskit November 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    Dried cranberries top off any salad with bang! Love chicken and vegetables salad like this one. So light and so healthy with out any loss of flavor. Love the simple lemon dressing!

  4. Jenn and Seth November 9, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    i love the honeycrisp apple in here! this salad is lovely, such a great mix of flavors playing off each other!

  5. CCU November 10, 2012 at 3:38 am #

    What a stunning salad my friend, simply gorgeous 😀

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  6. Nami | Just One Cookbook November 11, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    I love this salad! Simple, healthy, and pretty fulfilling with chicken and apples. Love that you slice the apples very thin and nicely blending in with salad!

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