Grilled Chicken Blue Cheese Salad with Creamy Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This loaded grilled chicken salad has so much flavor and comes together in minutes! An easy low-carb weeknight dinner!

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These are for the days when it is not quite fall-weather so you can’t have steaming hot soups/chilis, but you still want all the fall flavors. The grilled chicken with creamy blue cheese, screams comforting. Then the creamy apple cider vinaigrette takes the whole thing to a new level.

And I will let you in on a little secret… there is not actually any apple cider in the dressing – simply apple cider vinegar! Muhaha I am a trickster… but really I am just saving you from having to buy a huge gallon of apple cider for the mere 3 tablespoons this recipe calls for. That would actually be evil.

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This is perfect as a main dish, but you could easily take the grilled chicken off an serve it as a side. And, if you are not a fan of red onions… use green onions or chives for a milder flavor.

Enjoy!

Grilled Chicken Blue Cheese Salad with Creamy Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This loaded grilled chicken salad has so much flavor and comes together in minutes! An easy low-carb weeknight dinner!

Ingredients:

For the dressing:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup vegetable oil

For the salad:

6 cups mixed greens
(optional) 2 grilled chicken breasts, diced
2 green apples, small diced
1/2 cup red grapes, halved
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1/2 cup chopped candied pecans
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles (gorgonzola or goat cheese work too!)

Directions:

Make the vinaigrette:

Whisk together all dressing ingredients. Pour into a glass jar or container and set aside.

Make salad:

Place the greens, grilled chicken, green apples, grapes, and red onions in a large bowl. Top with pecans, dried cheese, and blue cheese crumbles. Drizzle salad with dressing and serve immediately.

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