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Apple and Chicken Salad with Cheese Baguette
1 lb. of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 cups of sweet, crunchy apples, sliced
1 head of field greens or escarole
4 slices of baguette, sliced thick
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup red onion, slivered
3 tbsp. canola or grapeseed oil
2 tbsp. cider vinegar
1 tbsp. whole-grain mustard
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
Yields: Four servings
Time: 45 minutes
Before preparing salad, preheat the grill to medium-high and oil the grill rack. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 tsp. of pepper and 1/2 tsp. of salt.
Grill chicken on both sides until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Toast baguette slices over the coolest part of the grill until crunchy. Turn the slices over and add cheese, cooking until it melts.
In a large bowl, stir together oil, vinegar, mustard, and the remaining portions of salt and pepper. Add in and coat salad greens, onion, and apples.
Slice the cooked chicken, and place atop individual salad portions. Serve with baguette and enjoy.
Recipe submitted by Jeanette Nessett, a registered dietitian nutritionist and a health promotion interventionist with Lifespan’s Working Healthy program.