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.

Note: Apples can be peeled if you prefer.

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Chicken, Apple, and Sweet Potato Salad

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 37 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 52 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 176 kcal


  • 6 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. stoneground mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • tsp. olive oil, divided use
  • 8 oz. raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled, sliced
  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, sliced
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce, torn or chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. raw pecan pieces, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.

  2. Combine vinegar, mustard, and honey in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.

  3. Slowly add 6 tsp. oil, whisking continuously until blended.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. Remove chicken from marinade; discard used marinade.

  7. Place chicken on baking sheet lightly coated with spray. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until cooked through. Set aside to cool.

  8. Combine lettuce, sweet potato mixture, chicken, cheese, and pecans; toss gently to blend.

  9. Drizzle with remaining dressing; toss gently to blend.

  10. Divide evenly between six serving plates.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken, Apple, and Sweet Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 222mg10%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents
½ Green
1 Yellow
½ Blue
½ Orange

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