Spinach, Apple, and Chicken Salad

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 32 min 4
Spinach, Apple, and Chicken Salad
Health Highlights
This fall-inspired salad boasts lean protein on a bed of fresh apple slices, crisp spinach leaves, and is topped with toasted walnuts and lemon honey dressing!


2 breast Chicken breast, boneless, skinless (large; baked and cut into strips)
1 tsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1 pinch Salt and pepper
1 cup Walnuts
1 tsp Honey
4 cup Baby spinach
2 medium Apple (Fuji apple or royal gala, sliced)
1 tsp Honey (for dressing)
3 tbsp Lemon juice (for dressing)
3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (for dressing)
1/2 tsp Salt (for dressing)
1/2 tsp Black pepper (for dressing)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with tinfoil or parchment paper. 
  2. Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil and season lightly with salt, and pepper, or seasoning of choice. Place the breasts on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 22-26 minutes, or until the chicken's internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing into strips for the salad.
  3. Reduce oven heat to 350°F and replace the tinfoil/parchment paper on the baking sheet.
  4. Place walnuts on a single layer on the baking sheet, drizzle lightly with honey, and bake for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper to a small glass measuring cup and whisk to combine. 
  6. In a large salad bowl, add the chicken, toasted walnuts, spinach, and apple slices, drizzle the dressing over the salad, and serve.


Nutritional Highlights:

  • Chicken is a great source of lean protein and aids in muscle growth and repair.
  • Spinach is a an extremely nutrient dense vegetable and is alkaline to regulate body pH.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 508
Calories from fat 309
Calories from saturated fat 37
Total Fat 34 g
Saturated Fat 4.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 16.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11.8 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 396 mg
Potassium 783 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20.0 g
Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
Sugars 13.3 g
Protein 32 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.6
Meat 1.3
Meat Alternative 1.0
Vegetables 1.0

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