Chicken Cranberry Apple Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing - Mountain Cravings

Chicken Cranberry Apple Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Chicken Cranberry Apple Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

I’ve hit the mid-January superfood slump. My rah-rah enthusiasm for kale has been almost completely replaced with dreams of gooey cheese dips. (Queso fundido, I’m seriously looking at you.)

When I get in these moods I have to switch up my lunches so I don’t cave.  I love crisp, tart fruits so this salad doubles down by pairing fresh cranberries with green apples. Chicken packs in protein and staying power, which is a must-have for lunch. And you can toss everything together in the same time it takes to order a pizza, so no excuses either.


Chicken Cranberry Apple Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing | Mountain Cravings

The best part of this salad is its crunchiness! Romaine, apple, and cranberries all deliver the perfect bite. If raw cranberries are just too tart for you, try subbing half for dried. Dry cranberries pack lots of sugar, but they’ll help cut the rest of the tart ingredients.

Promise me you won’t skip the homemade lemon poppyseed dressing, because dressing is as easy as shaking a few ingredients together. Way healthier, way more delicious, way fewer half-full bottles cluttering up your fridge.

Chicken Cranberry Apple Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing | Mountain Cravings

In case you were wondering… yes, that is sous-vide chicken and yes, it is crazy-good. Rubbed with a little salt and a lotta harissa gives it a level of tender juiciness that I’ve literally never had in chicken before. Everything sous vide coming your way soon!

Chicken Cranberry Apple Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing | Mountain Cravings
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Chicken Cranberry Apple Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Cure the mid-January superfood slump with crisp, tart fruits, power-packed chicken, and honey-sweetened lemon poppyseed dressing.
Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 big salad
Calories: 287 kcal
Author: Mountain Cravings
Ingredients
Chicken Cranberry Apple Salad
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce shredded
  • 3 oz. cooked chicken diced
  • 1/2 green apple diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • 1 t. honey
  • 1 t. dijon mustard
  • 1/4 t. poppy seeds
  • pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Shake all dressing ingredients together in a small container.
  2. Layer romaine, chicken, green apple, and fresh cranberries in a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad and dig in!
Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 1 big salad

Amount per serving
Calories 287
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 127mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 17g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 23g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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