Chicken & Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette
Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Coarsely crumble and set aside.Advertisement
Drain all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings from the pan. Add oil and heat over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until tender and light brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add vinegar, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper to the pan and whisk to combine. Add Brussels sprouts and toss to coat. Continue tossing occasionally until they wilt slightly from the residual heat, 2 to 3 minutes.
Combine apples and chicken in a large bowl. Add the Brussels sprouts and any remaining dressing from the pan and toss gently to combine. Divide among 4 bowls and serve topped with the reserved bacon.
Tip: To shred Brussels sprouts, first use a knife to cut off any woody stems. Then use the knife or the slicing attachment of a food processor to shred the sprouts (see below). To simplify, purchase sliced Brussels sprouts from the produce section.
• To use a chef's knife: Slice Brussels sprouts in half vertically. Place cut-side down on a cutting board and thinly slice. Separate slices into shreds.
• To use a food processor: Fit a food processor with a slicing blade and, with the motor running, drop the sprouts through the food chute. Separate slices into shreds, if needed.