Chicken Apple Spinach Salad

Serves 2-4

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts (2-4)
  • Spinach (2-4 large handfuls)
  • Granny Smith apples, sliced (1-2)
  • Dried cranberries (as desired)
  • Walnuts (as desired)
  • Rasberry Vinaigrette dressing
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Place chicken breasts in baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Bake 25-35 minutes (up to 45 minutes for larger pieces) until internal temp. reaches 165 degrees and no pink is present.
  3. Remove from oven and let sit a few minutes before slicing.
  4. Assemble plates for serving and place one handful of spinach on each plate.
  5. Divide sliced chicken between plates.
  6. Sprinkle sliced apple, cranberries, and walnuts on each plate.
  7. Drizzle with dressing.

*Grilled chicken breasts are an ideal option for this salad.

*To keep optimum moisture in the meat, do not open the oven during baking.

*Quick meal option: Store pre-baked or grilled chicken breast, sliced, in the fridge. This salad is delicious cold.  Just add spinach, apple, nuts, and dressing for a tasty nutritious salad in less than 5 minutes.