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Chicken and Apple Salad

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This salad makes for a quick, easy and very healthy lunch idea. Feel better about indulging in those holiday pies and baked goods after eating this dish.
  Chicken breast 1
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon pepper seasoning 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon 1 , zested, juiced (about 1/4 cup juice)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Apple 1 , cored, sliced
  Mixed greens 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Dried cranberries 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1. Preheat a grill to high.
2. Sprinkle olive oil, and lemon pepper seasoning over chicken. Rub to coat well.

3. Place chicken in grill and cook for 4 minutes. Flip and grill for 4 minutes on the other side.
4. Pop chicken on the top rack and continue grilling for another 5-8 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degree when measured with a thermometer.
5. Meanwhile, for vinaigrette in a bowl, add lemon zest, and lemon juice.
6. Gradually pour extra virgin olive oil in the bowl, whisking continuously.
7. Taste and season it with salt and pepper.
8. Remove chicken from grill, and let it rest for 5 minutes. Cut into slices and set aside.
9. Take a large salad bowl, add greens, chicken, apple slices, and cranberries.
10. Drizzle lemon vinaigrette on top, and toss well.

11. Serve chicken and apple salad immediately.

Squeeze lemon juice on apple slices to add extra flavor and also to prevent it from browning.
You can also add pecans to your salad if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 849 Calories from Fat 643

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 70 g107.7%

Saturated Fat 6.2 g31.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 49.9 mg16.6%

Sodium 3865.7 mg161.1%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 6.1 g24.3%

Sugars 19.8 g

Protein 23 g45.1%

Vitamin A 71.2% Vitamin C 49.3%

Calcium 10.2% Iron 9.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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