Autumn Harvest Chicken Salad

Hearty Autumn harvest chicken salad with sweet and tangy apple cranberry dressing is healthy, delicious, and perfect for fall dinners. 

Autumn Harvest Chicken Salad | lecremedelacrumb.com

Give me allllll the Fall flavors. There are just so many things going on here that I can’t get enough of. But let’s talk about this dressing first.

Autumn Harvest Chicken Salad | lecremedelacrumb.com
Two flavors I really really love – especially together – are apple and cranberry. Particularly during this season. Which is why using them in a vinaigrette to pour all over this juicy chicken salad was a little stroke of genius if I do say so myself. It’s got a little tang and a lot of sweet and it’s completely heavenly.

Autumn Harvest Chicken Salad | lecremedelacrumb.com

The rest of this salad is chock-full of so much Fall goodness. Apples and pears (yes, together, and it’s magical) plus crunchy pecans, red onions, crumbled feta cheese, and juicy seasoned chicken.

Autumn Harvest Chicken Salad | lecremedelacrumb.com

This hearty, flavorful salad is a main dish waiting to happen at your house. Easy, healthy, ready in 30 minutes…. it’s everything you need and want in a no-fuss dinner this week.

Autumn Harvest Chicken Salad | lecremedelacrumb.com
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Autumn Harvest Chicken Salad
 
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Hearty Autumn harvest chicken salad with sweet and tangy apple cranberry dressing is healthy, delicious, and perfect for fall dinners.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3-4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 8 cups chopped romaine, green leaf lettuce, or baby spinach
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 pear, thinly sliced
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • optional: ¼ cup dried cranberries
dressing
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ⅓ cup apple juice
  • ⅓ cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Drizzle a large skillet with oil and cook for 5-7 minutes one each side until cooked through.
  3. Assemble salads with lettuce topped with onions, apples, pears, pecans, feta, cranberries, and chicken. Serve immediately with dressing.

 

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hey girl this looks so yummy!