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This chicken apple salad recipe is a wonderful salad to take for lunch!

There are few things I enjoy more than a fabulous salad. And it’s been my experience that the simpler you keep things, the better the salad tastes. This clean eating chicken apple salad recipe is a good case in point.

An up close shot of this Chicken Apple Salad recipe shows the chunks of apple nearly covering the chicken and lettuce below. The dish looks (and is!) refreshing and healthy.

Maybe that’s just me. I’m not much of an “exotic ingredient” kinda girl. I like to have a good and basic understanding of what I’m eating. If I’ve never heard of something (even if it falls into the clean category), I’m far less likely to try it. I know this is not very adventuresome of me and I’m sure there is a whole world of fabulous food out there that I’m missing.

Thankfully, this salad falls into the “simple foods I know” category, and it’s nothing short of amazing. I absolutely adore this salad and eat it every chance I get.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF APPLES

Apples are a wonderful fruit to add to just about any salad. They have many health benefits, and as the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away! I don’t believe that to be literal, but I believe it in the general spirit of the saying. More fruits and veggies equal better health! Here are just a few of the health benefits of apples:

  • Apples help with neurological disorders such as dementia.
  • They’ve been shown to help reduce the risk of strokes.
  • They are packed with vitamin C, B complex vitamins and fiber.

(source)

IS EATING A SALAD EVERY DAY HEALTHY?

Guess what? We’re SUPPOSED to eat fruits and veggies every single day! So while it may not be mandatory in any way to eat them in the form of a salad, salads sure to make it a heck of a lot easier to get all those fruits and veggies in at every meal. A salad every day is a great idea!

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Clean Eating Chicken Apple Salad

Clean Eating Chicken Apple Salad Recipe

This simple, fresh salad makes a great lunch or dinner. Easy to make and totally delicious!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 231kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1 medium chicken breast (baked with whatever herbs you like best)
  • 2 cups lettuce (I prefer spring mix)
  • 1 small apple
  • 2 tbsp. vinaigrette (see link above)

Instructions

  • Dice or shred your chicken breast.
  • Dice your apple.
  • Toss all ingredients in a large salad bowl.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.6mg

This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 1/23/10.

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10 Comments

  1. trude wofford says:

    this is great with the clean ranch dressing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Trude – Yep! That’s how I eat it too!

  2. phyllis steckle says:

    Sounds yummy – maybe a few toasted walnut would be nice.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Phyllis – Definitely!

  3. Im trying the Garlic Chicken and Carrots tonight! L:ooking forward to it! Thanks Gracious Pantry!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Diana – My pleasure! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  4. Does the sugar content come from the apples?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Erin – Yes.

  5. I can’t see the nutritional value anywhere for this meal are you able to tell me the calorie per serve amount? Thanks

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ashley – I am no longer providing nutrition data due to the liability it presents to my business. MyFitnessPal.com has a great calculator. You just copy the url into the calculator and it imports the entire recipe for you. Hope that helps!

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