Autumn Kale Chicken Salad
Autumn Kale Chicken Salad features apple, avocado and almonds in this delicious fall salad recipe. Serve this easy salad in a wrap for a yummy lunch!
A feast for the eyes, and the stomach! Brad and I devoured every bite when I made this for lunch the other day, although we both had different ways of getting there… I love mine served in a wrap, but Brad preferred to just eat his straight from the bowl with tortilla chips for a little added crunch. Either way, this salad is so good.
It couldn’t be any easier to whip up and comes together with just a handful of ingredients and is ready in no time flat! What really takes this chicken salad from boring to the salad that you crave everyday for lunch, is the texture and flavor combinations. I personally love sweet and savory salads. And here we have a base of vibrant crisp kale, sweet juicy apple chunks and crunchy almonds; all tossed in a creamy dreamy avocado yogurt mix. I added the pomegranate seeds that you see pictured as an afterthought. I’m such a sucker for those little pink gems!
Now let’s get to choppin’! I used my new Misen knives to get the job done. They seriously make chopping, slicing and dicing so super easy. I like the kale in this to be chopped up super fine and that was no problem at all for my Misen knives, which are sharpened to an acute, 15 degree blade angle for noticeably sharper cutting surface.
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Get your fabulous Misen knives and get going on this yummy Autumn Kale Chicken Salad! The combo of sweet and salty is so satisfying. You guys will love this quick and filling salad recipe! When you give it a try, be sure to comment and let us know how much you loved it. Also, take a picture to share on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag it #kimscravings, so I don’t miss it. It makes my day to see my recipes in your kitchens!
Autumn Kale Chicken Salad
- 5 oz. chicken breast, cooked and shredded*
- 2 cups chopped kale or other favorite green
- 1 chopped apple or pear
- 2 tablespoons chopped almonds or other favorite nut
For the dressing:
- 2 tablespoons (about 1/2 of a small avocado) mashed avocado
- 2 tablespoons nonfat, plain Greek or regular yogurt
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- salt & pepper to taste
Optional for serving:
- Bread, wraps, tortillas, crackers
- Combine all salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Stir dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour dressing over salad ingredients and toss to combine.
- Serve as a sandwich with bread, in a wrap or simply in a bowl as a salad. Enjoy!
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If you love recipes like this Autumn Kale Chicken Salad, try some other chicken salad favorites.
Copycat Panera Bread Fuji Apple Chicken Salad
Strawberry Apple Chicken Salad
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I’ve never tried kale, but I hear it was a lot of health benefits. This dish looks great.
Knives are something that people should invest money in. If they are maintained well and are a good quality, they can last a really long time and makes them an investment.
All of your ingredients look so fresh! Thanks for sharing!
I have not tried very many kale salads. This looks like one I could get behind!
I love a great salad. This looks like it tastes amazing!
The calorie count is really low for such a delicious looking salad.
this not only looks healthy but it looks delicious! I have been trying to eat more kale salads and haven’t found a recipe I like but I will have to try this one!
I just love how healthy and vibrant this salad is. It’s all my favorite things too!
I love adding kale to my salads. I think it just has a better flavor! I will have to try this recipe. It looks really delicious. Chicken Salad is one of my favorites!
I am still trying to develop my taste for kale and hopefully, this salad will make it easy. Loved your nail paint <3
I love adding apples to my salads! They add such a nice crunch and freshness. I’m not a huge fan of kale, but this salad looks super refreshing and yummy
This salad looks delicious and healthy! I love kale but never tried it together with chicken before!
There are fewer things better than a fresh salad, and this one looks scrumptious! Toss some on a tortilla for easy eating and I am sold!
this looks so healthy! i like that u can store it in the fridge as i can pre-prep!