Sunday, June 22, 2008

Chicken, Apple, and Walnut Salad

This recipe is not from the Old Broads' cookbooks, but there will be more from them later.

This is a lovely, crunchy, main course salad. I even had a go at making my own dressing, which wasn’t half-bad, if I do say so myself. Hubby thought it was great.

Serves 2

Chicken, Apple, and Walnut Salad with Dressing

Ingredients for Salad:

2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons fresh lemon
A drizzle of olive oil
A dash of lemon pepper
2 Fuji apples.
Enough chopped Romaine lettuce to cover 2 dinner plates. (This was actually lettuce from our own garden. It's the first time we have had any success with lettuce here in Oklahoma. I think it's due to all the rain, and cooler than normal June temps we've been having).
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled

Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  • Place each chicken breast in the center of a sheet of heavy-duty foil. Drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil, a tablespoon of lemon, and a dash of lemon pepper over each chicken breast. Wrap foil parcels loosely, place on a baking sheet, and bake until juices run clear, approx. 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from foil and place on a plate until steam clears, cover with foil and refrigerate until cooled. Meanwhile make dressing.

  • For the Dressing


    ¼ cup plain yogurt
    2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons honey
    1 green onion, sliced
    2 tablespoons feta cheese, or blue cheese, finely crumbled


    • Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

    Back to Salad:

    • When chicken has cooled, cut into slices and arrange on top of lettuce.
    • Core and slice apples into wedges and arrange between chicken slices.
    • Top with walnuts and feta cheese. Drizzle with dressing and serve.


    Raquel said...

    Yummo!!! that looks delish! We had some nice lettuce here too, what with all the water!

    Jeena said...

    This looks tasty and healthy too... I love all the cat pics awwww so cute. :-)

    Cheryl said...

    Good god that looks tasty, my local upscale Pizzaria serves a salad similar and I have been wanting to try it at home. They actually include blue cheese! Love the kitties too!

    Beth said...

    Thanks for your congratulations - its just a relief thats its all over! This salad looks great - I love feta!

    Pam said...

    What a perfect salad! The dressing sounds really good.

    Jan said...

    Raquel, thanks. We've actually been eating our home grown lettuce for the past 2 weeks, and it's been really good.

    Jeena, welcome, thanks for stopping by. I do hope you'll come back.

    Cheryl, thanks. You could substitute blue chees for the feta in both the salad and the dressing.

    I'm glad you both liked my cat, he is a cutie. I have another 2 besides him, so triple pill trouble. :-)

    Beth, it was great news about your MA. I know how I felt when I got my BA, but that was all a looooong
    time ago.

    Pam, thank you so much.

    Kevin said...

    That salad looks filling and good!

    Emiline said...

    I love this type of salad. It looks great.
    Aren't Fuji the best? I think they're my favorite apple.

    Dhanggit said...

    what a refreshing healthy apple salad!! i always love the combination of chicken and walnut! yummy

    Jan said...

    Kevin, you're right it is filling. I couldn't eat all mine, so I polished it off for lunch the following day.

    Em, Fuji apples are my favorites, too.

    danggit, merci beaucoup. Nuts make a great addition to salads.