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.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2015


Read the full recipe after the video.


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  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  • Oil the grill rack. Grill the chicken, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees 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.

  • Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add escarole, apples and onion; toss to coat.

  • Slice the chicken. Divide the salad among 4 plates, top each with some chicken and serve with the cheese toasts.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 30.7g; carbohydrates 28.2g; dietary fiber 7.7g; sugars 10.3g; fat 18.7g; saturated fat 4.6g; cholesterol 77.1mg; vitamin a iu 2664.1IU; vitamin c 12.1mg; folate 171.8mcg; calcium 174.3mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 48.3mg; potassium 672.6mg; sodium 553.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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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 Read More