Chicken Salad Balsamic Recipe -
Chicken Salad Balsamic Recipe
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Chicken Salad Balsamic

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"The contrasting flavors of sweet apple, crunchy walnuts, savory chicken and tangy balsamic vinaigrette meld beautifully in this simple to prepare chicken salad."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, apple, celery, onion and walnuts.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar and oil and pour over the salad. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Let rest 10 to 15 minutes, mix again and chill.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 28, 2005

A winner in my house! Of course, I altered a bit (I adapted it for 2 people)... 1. I used 1 grilled chicken breast from the prepared foods section of the grocery store 2. Diced red onion instead of green 3. I added about a teaspoon of honey to the oil and vinegar 4. I added about 2 handfuls of baby spinach.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2004

I liked this one, but a bit oily. If I make it again, I would add equal parts of the vinegar and oil.

Aug 19, 2004

This is really delicious! I left out the celery and used 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion instead of the green. I also switched measurments and used 3 Tbs olive oil, and 5 Tbs balsamic vinegar. I served it on top of a green salad, which then didn't need any extra dressing. A great healthy and unusual alternative to mayonnaise-y chicken salad; I'll be making it again next time i picnic!

Oct 06, 2009

Great Salad... I have been making this for a long time. Mine is slightly different. I omit celery but i add dried cranberries and use a green apple. Also I add a clove of garlic as well as honey to the dressing. (Garlic honey balsamic dressing) The tart cranberries and apple add a nice contrast to the semi sweet and garlicy dressing.

Jul 04, 2004

Thanks for the recipe. Everyone that tried the chicken salad loved it. The only thing I changed was not using walnuts in the recipe. Someone I know has an allergy to nuts. I am definitely making it again and again. Pluse it is soo quick and easy. Thank you for the recipe. I am tired of mayo. based chicken salad.

Oct 10, 2005

I loved this recipe. I added 1 tablespoon of honey and it tasted great.

Apr 01, 2004

A great alternative to chicken salad made with mayonnaise. We had cooked chicken in the frige and while I was out my husband made this; it's that easy! He used a little regular onion since we didn't have green onion and it was DELICIOUS!

Sep 06, 2005

This truly is the best Chicken Salad I have ever tasted and so easy to make.


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  • Calories
  • 335 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 26.5 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 19 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 58 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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