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Chicken, Apple, and Sweet Potato Salad

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

With its crunchy pecans, apples, and sweet potato, this protein-rich salad features many of your favorite fall flavors.


(Makes 6 servings)



Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 37 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 52 mins


What You Need

  • 6 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

  • 1 Tbsp. stoneground mustard

  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey

  • 6½ tsp. olive oil, divided use

  • 8 oz. raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless, sliced

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled, sliced

  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, sliced

  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 head green leaf lettuce, torn or chopped

  • 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 Tbsp. raw pecan pieces, toasted


How To Make

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.

  2. Combine vinegar, mustard, and honey in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.

  3. Slowly add 6 tsp. oil, whisking continuously until blended.

  4. Place one-third vinegar mixture in a resealable bag. Add chicken; mix well. Marinate, refrigerate, for at least 2 hours. Set aside the remaining vinegar mixture for salad dressing.

  5. While chicken is marinating, combine sweet potato, apple, cinnamon, and remaining ½ tsp. oil in a medium bowl; toss to blend. Place on a baking sheet lightly coated with spray. Bake for 10 minutes, turn, bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender. Set aside to cool.

  6. Remove chicken from marinade; discard used marinade.

  7. Place chicken on a baking sheet lightly coated with spray. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until cooked through. Set aside to cool.

  8. Combine lettuce, sweet potato mixture, chicken, cheese, and pecans; toss gently to blend.

  9. Drizzle with remaining dressing; toss gently to blend.

  10. Divide evenly between six serving plates.

Recipe Note:

Apples can be peeled if you prefer.



Estimated Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories 176 - Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8g - 12%

Saturated Fat 2g - 10%

Cholesterol 25mg - 8%

Sodium 222mg - 9%

Total Carbohydrates 17g - 6%

Dietary Fiber 2g - 8%

Sugars - 10g

Protein 9g - 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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