Fuji Apple Chicken Salad Panera Bread Copycat Recipe
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A healthy salad made with grilled citrus chicken, topped with goat cheese apple chips and drizzled with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
Serves: 2 large salads
  • 8 oz chicken, skinless boneless
  • ¼ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded, divided
  • 2 cups mixed spring mix, divided
  • 1 cup tomatoes, seeded, diced, divided
  • 1 oz goat cheese crumbles, divided or gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 pkg. Simply Balanced Apple Chips, divided
  • For Dressing:
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  1. Marinate the chicken in the orange juice and 1 tsp. black pepper for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the marinade from chicken and heat the grill to medium. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes and flip the chicken for about another 5 minutes; cook until no longer pink.
  3. Meanwhile, between two plates, add lettuce, spring mix and tomatoes; set a side.
  4. When chicken is cooked, let it cool for a few minutes and cut into slices. Evenly divide the slices between both plates and place on top of the salad mixture. Top the chicken with goat cheese and apple chips.
  5. To make dressing; add all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined. Evenly pour the dressing over each salad.
  6. Optional topping: add pecans
Calories: 286, Fat: 7.8, Cholesterol: 70, Sodium: 220, Potassium: 451, Carbs: 27.8, Fiber: 7.3, Sugar: 13, Protein: 32
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Serving size: 1 salad
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2013/08/22/fuji-apple-chicken-salad-panera-bread-copycat-recipe/