wolf river apple grilled chicken salad with maple french press vinaigrette

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When you grill chicken do you always make extra so you’ll have plenty to top your lunch salads for the next few days? We love big salads around here, and we’re always dreaming up new combinations and dressings. This one was inspired by a trip to the apple orchard.

spring greens and/or baby spinach

Wolf River apples, unpeeled, sliced thin (or other fresh, orchard apples)

feta cheese or blue cheese, crumbled

thinly sliced purple onion

trail mix (combination of sunflower seeds, nuts, pumpkin seeds and dried fruit)

homemade croutons

grilled chicken chunks

crispy bacon, cooled and crumbled

maple french press vinaigrette dressing

Pile plates with ingredients in the order listed (measurements don’t really matter here.) Top with the vinaigrette and enjoy!


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  10 comments for “wolf river apple grilled chicken salad with maple french press vinaigrette

  1. September 28, 2012 at 10:32 am

    We’ll just be calling this dinner tonight! Thanks. We’ve been picking apples by the bucketload and I did make extra chicken last night for salads. 🙂 Looking forward to the vinaigrette as well.

    • Melissa
      September 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

      thanks for visiting, Kimberly! enjoy! 🙂

      • October 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm

        It was great! Wished I had bacon for it, but loved the rest!

        • Melissa
          October 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm

          So happy you enjoyed the salad recipe! thanks for letting me know 🙂

  2. Ann
    February 27, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    so far i have the croutons and the dressing made.. they alone are delicious. I can’t wait to eat this salad!

    • Melissa
      March 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Ann! So happy you like the recipe! thanks for stopping by and for commenting! xo 🙂

  3. Ann
    March 5, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    The Salad was so good a wonderful mix of flavors….

    • Melissa
      March 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      So happy you liked it, Ann 🙂

  4. kellie
    June 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    This sounds fabulous! THanks for sharing!

    • Melissa
      June 27, 2013 at 1:06 am

      My pleasure, Kellie! thanks for visiting 🙂 enjoy!

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