Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

As I started to re-organize my Pinterest boards the other day to make them more user friendly, I realized that I needed more lunch and dinner recipes. Luckily, as you know from my Apple Picking Adventure, I have a TON of apples! So what better way to use them up than by dicing them up and topping a salad with them for a tasty and easy lunch!

This is a perfect fall-inspired salad that uses seasonal apples and cranberries! YUM! I also added some shredded chicken breast that I make every week during my weekly meal prep. Add a small handful of walnuts and some tangy goat cheese, and this salad is protein-packed, filling, and oh-so-satisfying!!

This recipe makes two salads, so why not make one for a girlfriend at work or school? We love making lunch for each other and exchanging them a few times a week! It’s a fun way to try new things you may never have though about eating, AND it will save both of you some time during your meal prepping! πŸ˜‰ 

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad


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Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 large chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 6 big handfuls of greens
  • 1 reg apple – I used Honeycrisp!
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, unsweetened
  • 12 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

For the Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Mix salad ingredients to gently toss.
  2. Whisk together dressing and drizzle over salad.


  • If preparing this in advance, store dressing separately so your salad doesn’t get soggy!


  • Serving Size: 2

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

Let us know on Twitter or Facebook how you like this autumn-inspired salad! Tell a girlfriend about this recipe and plan a lunch swap later this week!

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