Homemade Panera Fuji Apple Salad with Chicken- made with a mix of romaine, arugula, radicchio, roasted chicken, fresh apple, red onion, gorgonzola cheese, pecans, and apple vinaigrette
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Homemade Panera Fuji Apple Salad with Chicken

It's delicious, it's healthy, and it's pretty enough for entertaining.
Prep Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken and apple salad, easy chicken salad recipe, homemade vinaigrette, panera fuji apple salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 411
Author: Andie Mitchell

Ingredients

Apple Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot optional
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple jelly or honey
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • .125 tsp of freshly ground black pepper pepper

Salad:

  • ½ large head of romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 head radicchio chopped
  • ½ medium red onion thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 to 3 apples any kind you like, cored and sliced
  • 12 ounces rotisserie chicken breast or any chicken breast you like, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • ½ cup pecans roughly chopped

Instructions

  • For the vinaigrette, in a small bowl or small glass jar with a lid, combine the vinegar and shallot and let sit for 5 minutes. Add the oil, apple jelly, mustard, salt, and pepper and whisk until blended or put the lid on the jar and shake for about 20 seconds. (The vinaigrette will keep for three days in the refrigerator. Shake well before using.)
  • In a large bowl, toss the chopped romaine, arugula, radicchio, and sliced red onion. Divide among 4 plates or bowls and top each one evenly with the apple slices, chopped chicken, crumbled Gorgonzola, and pecans. Drizzle about 2 tablespoons dressing over each salad and serve.

Notes

1 serving of salad WITHOUT dressing:
325 calories, 19g carbs, 15g fat 31g protein, 278mg sodium, 10g sugar

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 22g | Sodium: 302mg | Sugar: 15g