Kale salad with apples and chicken is an attractive dish that combines nutrient-rich kale with the sweetness of fresh apples and savory chicken. This salad is packed with flavor and nutrition, making it a perfect meal for those who are health-conscious and seeking a nutritious meal.
This salad is made by massaging kale leaves with olive oil and seasoning them with salt and pepper, then topping the leaves with cooked shredded chicken, chopped apples, chopped nuts, and crumbled feta cheese. The salad is then dressed with a homemade apple cider vinegar and honey dressing that complements the sweetness of the apples and the savory flavor of the chicken. The result is a flavorful and satisfying salad that is both delicious and nutritious. This salad is perfect for lunch or dinner and is sure to become a new favorite in your meal rotation.
KALE SALAD RECIPE INGREDIENTS
If you want to make this recipe at home or at any event, you need to have the following ingredients:
- A bunch of kale stems, removed and chopped into bite-sized pieces
- Cups of cooked chicken shredded
- Apple, cored and chopped
- Chopped walnuts or pecans
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Apple cider vinegar
- Tablespoon of honey
DO YOU NEED TO MASSAGE YOUR KALE?
Yes, I recommend that you can massage kale to make kale salad with apples and chicken. Massaging kale helps to break down the tough fibers of the leaves, making them tender and more enjoyable to eat. To massage the kale for this salad, simply remove the stems and chop the leaves into bite-sized pieces. Then, add a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to the bowl of kale, and use your hands to massage the leaves for a few minutes until they start to soften and wilt. Once the kale is properly massaged, you can add the cooked chicken, chopped apples, nuts, and feta cheese, and toss everything together with the apple cider vinegar and honey dressing. The result will be a delicious and nutritious kale salad with apples and chicken that is tasty and good for you.
HOW TO MAKE KALE SALAD WITH APPLES AND CHICKEN
Kale salad with apples and chicken is a healthy and satisfying meal that is packed with flavor and nutrition. Here's a simple recipe to make this delicious salad:
Instructions to follow in order to make kale salad with apples and chicken:
- Place the chopped kale in a large mixing bowl.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the kale and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Use your hands to massage the kale leaves for 2-3 minutes until they start to wilt and become softer.
- Add the cooked chicken, chopped apple, chopped nuts, and crumbled feta cheese to the bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar and honey to make the dressing.
- Drizzle the sauce over the salad and toss to combine.
This salad is a great way to incorporate more leafy greens and lean protein into your diet. The sweetness of the apple and honey dressing is balanced by the savory flavor of the chicken and feta cheese, making it a perfect meal for any time of the day.
HOW TO USE KALE SALAD WITH APPLES AND CHICKEN
Kale salad can be used with apples and chicken as a healthy and delicious meal for any time of the day. Here I am presenting a few ways to use this salad:
The salad is hearty and filling with chicken providing a good source of protein, making it a perfect meal for lunch or dinner. Simply add a piece of bread or some crackers on the side and enjoy the salad as a complete and satisfying meal. This salad is an excellent option for a healthy and nutritious lunch. You can pack it in a container and take it to work or school. The kale and chicken will keep you full and energized throughout the day. If you are serving a larger meal, you can use the kale salad with apples and chicken as a side dish. It would pair well with grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or soups.
KALE SALAD WITH APPLES AND CHICKEN
- 5 cups kale
- 1 ½ cups shredded chicken
- 1 apple, cored and diced
- ¼ cup dried cherries
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1 recipe apple cider vinaigrette
- Add the kale to a large mixing bowl.
- Top the kale with the shredded chicken, diced apple, dried cherries, raisins, red onion and walnuts.
- Drizzle the salad with the apple cider vinaigrette, then toss it all together.
- I’m loving these olivewood salad tongs. They just have that perfect fall vibe for a beautiful salad presentation.
- To make this salad Whole30 compliant, swap the apple cider vinegar for my Dijon vinaigrette (it doesn’t have any honey).