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Christi ([personal profile] megido) wrote2013-08-29 07:50 pm
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Apple, Walnut, and Chicken Salad

MOAR HEALTHY FOODS :U This one's super easy and reeeeally good, not to mention pretty inexpensive. This recipe serves at least 3, so you can cut down on the amount of chicken and salad--but I wouldn't halve the dressing ingredients, you need every drop you can get.

Apple, Walnut, and Chicken Salad

1/3 cup apple jelly
3 tablespoons horseradish mustard (Dijon or spicy mustard also work)
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 lb total, sometimes I use tenderloins if it's just for me)
4 cups mesclun salad greens
2 tart medium apples, cored and sliced (1 if it's just you)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a small saucepan, melt apple jelly over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in mustard. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the jelly mixture to brush on chicken. Reserve remaining jelly mixture for dressing.

Cover an oven sheet with aluminum foil and place chicken breasts. Brush chicken breasts with apple jelly mixture on both sides. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of each chicken breast. Cool slightly and cut into bite-sized pieces.

In a large bowl toss together mesclun, apples, and walnuts. For dressing, whisk together reserved jelly mixture, cider vinegar, and oil.