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

Directions:
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

    Ingredients:

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

    Directions:

    • 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.

    10 comments:

    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.