Apple & Grilled Chicken Salad with Cheddar Toasts

Apple & Grilled Chicken Salad with Cheddar Toasts

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From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2015

This hearty grilled chicken salad recipe highlights the classic combination of sharp Cheddar and sweet crunchy apples. For a fabulous starter anytime you entertain, simply skip the chicken.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 4 diagonal slices baguette (1 inch thick)
  • ½ cup shredded aged Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1 head escarole (about 1 pound), torn into bite-size pieces
  • 3 cups sliced sweet, crunchy apples (about 2 medium), such as Hudson’s Golden Gem or Honeycrisp
  • ¼ cup slivered red onion


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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Oil the grill rack. Grill the chicken, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, about 15 minutes total. Grill baguette slices over the coolest part of the grill until toasted on the bottom, 1 to 3 minutes. Turn over, sprinkle with cheese and cook until the cheese melts, 1 to 3 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard and the remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add escarole, apples and onion; toss to coat.
  5. Slice the chicken. Divide the salad among 4 plates, top each with some chicken and serve with the cheese toasts.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 cups salad, 3 oz. chicken & 1 cheese toast
  • Per serving: 398 calories; 19 g fat(5 g sat); 8 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 172 mcg folate; 77 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2,664 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 174 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 553 mg sodium; 673 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (53% daily value), Folate (43% dv), Vitamin C (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: ½ starch, ½ fruit, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, ½ high-fat meat, 2 fat

Reviews 1

September 30, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Loved This Apple and Chicken Salad I just subscribed to Eating Well mag and this was the first item I prepared. I followed the recipe except for substituting with Romaine Lettuce (cause that's what the store had) and I threw in a handful of red grapes. I will certainly make this again. Pros: Healthy & Simple to make
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