Friday, June 10, 2011

Honey Apple Chicken Salad

I  just love the fresh greens of Spring and all the wonderful fresh salads. I recently posted a Roasted Chicken and this post is part of that series, that link follows. I  made this Honey Apple Chicken Salad and it was so delicious that I wanted to share it with you.

Honey Apple Chicken Salad
I like to have some chicken on hand in the freezer or the refrigerator for salad, casseroles and soups. We will start this salad with some Roasted Chicken that I have in the refrigerator and the greens from my Lettuce Tub just outside my back door.

.Miz Helen's Lettuce Tub
Full Flavored and Moist Roasted Chicken
Prepare The Dressing
Dress The Apples
Toss The Salad and Enjoy!
Honey Apple Chicken Salad
Miz Helen's Kitchen
For The Salad
4 cups fresh spring greens
3 cups thinly sliced Roasted Chicken Breast
2 medium Red Delicious Apples peeling on sliced thin and dressed
2 cups celery chopped
1 cup dried cherries chopped
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
1 cup roasted sunflower seeds
For The Dressing
1/2 cup Honey
3/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 full sprig of rosemary leaves or 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves or 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
Pour the honey and apple cider into a blender, add the salt, pepper, and rosemary. Slowing while the blender is on stream the Extra Virgin Olive Oil into the blender until the dressing is thoroughly  blended.
For The Apples
Slice the apples and put into mixing bowl. Dress the apples with some of the dressing and let set at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Assemble The Salad
 In a large mixing bowl, add the spring greens, chicken, celery, dried cherries, and cheese. Toss the salad with some of the dressing to your taste. Add the dressed apples and sun flower seeds. Dress with more dressing if desired toss and Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this fresh salad as much as I enjoyed making it for you. I think it is just delicious and it was a great light lunch or dinner. I sure hope to see you back here at the cottage for Full Plate Thursday!
Peace and Joy

21 comments:

  1. Honey and apples? A perfect combination!

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  2. This sounds awesome and is going in my file for recipes to try this summer!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  3. Miz Helen, what a great salad. That lettuce tub sounds like a great idea. Thanks.

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  4. Wow this is the perfect spring salad! I love the rosemary in your honey dressing!

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  5. This looks so good Love the dressing recipe. Will be making this.

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  6. I love your lettuce tub! My lettuce seedlings have died on me, leaving only one! Your salad looks so fresh and delicious! Will be bookmarking this. I have just sowed more salad seeds today, keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you for sharing, Miz Helen!

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  7. Helen love your plates, look yummy! thanks for stopping by! gloria

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  8. This sounds like a perfect delicious summer salad! Hope you'll link it up at my salad round up, it's open all month and no limit to how many great salads you link up :-)

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  9. I love salad meals in the summer time, and that dressing is excellent!! Miriam@The Pioneer Cookbook"

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  10. Thanks for stopping over to link up!
    Sorry I've been missing Full Plate Thursday these last couple of weeks, been so busy! Hopefully things will slow down a bit soon! Have a great weekend :-)

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  11. This looks absolutely beautiful. I am in the process of getting my summer recipes organized and usually like to have salad for dinner at least twice a week. I will definitely be making this.

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  12. oh yum!! Thanks for linking this up to savory sunday!!

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  13. This looks fantastic! your salad will be on my menu in the near future! Thanks for sharing another delicious recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  14. You always have the best recipes. This looks just so yummy. Perfect summer time meal.

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  15. What a great salad, Miz Helen! I love colorful, crunchy salads! Yum! :)

    Thanks for linking up to Melt in Your Mouth Monday!

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  16. Hey! Just came by to make sure you know you are featured on Savory Sunday this week!! :)

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  17. Hello, stopping by to say, this great recipe was a featured link from the Hearth n Soul Blog Hop from last week. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  18. i am so excited because we are expecting our first apple crop this year. i am excited to have recipes that aren't desserts to showcase the fruit. your recipe looks amazing and i can't wait to try it. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

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  19. Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe with us. I hope you will come over tomorrow and share more of your delicious recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday. http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com
    I hope to see you there!

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  20. Oh this looks great- and so refreshing! I will try it with my next bbq.

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  21. Wow! The picture of your salad actually made me DROOL. This looks like such a fun salad.

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