Chicken, Apple, and Sweet Potato Salad

Chicken, Apple, and Sweet Potato Salad

With its crunchy pecans, apples, and sweet potato, this protein-rich salad features many of your favorite fall flavors.
Portion-Control Containers:1 Yellow ½ Red ½ Blue
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine American, Americana
Servings 6
Calories 262 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • tsp. olive oil divided use
  • 15 oz. chicken breasts boneless, skinless, sliced
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes peeled, sliced
  • 1 cup apple peeled, cored, sliced
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 6 cups spinach torn or chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. pecan pieces toasted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Combine vinegar, mustard, and honey in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.
  • Slowly add 6 tsp. oil, whisking continuously until blended.
  • Place one third vinegar mixture in resealable bag. Add chicken; mix well. Marinate, refrigerated, for at least 2 hours. Set aside remaining vinegar mixture for salad dressing.
  • While chicken is marinating, combine sweet potato, apple, cinnamon, and remaining ½ tsp. oil in a medium bowl; toss to blend. Place on baking sheet lightly coated with spray. Bake for 10 minutes, turn, bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender. Set aside to cool.
  • Remove chicken from marinade; discard used marinade.
  • Place chicken on baking sheet lightly coated with spray. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until cooked through. Set aside to cool.
  • Combine lettuce, sweet potato mixture, chicken, cheese, and pecans; toss gently to blend.
  • Drizzle with remaining dressing; toss gently to blend.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 18gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 258mgPotassium: 540mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 6818IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple, Chicken, healthy, honey, meal prep, salad, sweet potato, veggies most
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