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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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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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!

Misen is an online kitchenware brand that was launched in 2015 on Kickstarter. Their goal was to inspire and enable great cooking through quality tools. From perfect golden sears with a quality pan, to beautifully sliced vegetables with a sharp knife, Misen believes that better tools make for better cooking, and better meals. Can I get an amen to that?

Misen’s name comes from ‘mise en place’ — a culinary term that means “to put in place.” Chefs use the term to describe the process of setting up their stations before service. Misen is an ode to mise en place; better cooking through proper preparation with quality tools.

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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!

All Misen knives are made with premium Japanese AICHI AUS-8 Steel, providing a great balance of edge retention, durability, and price. They have a 50/50 symmetrical grind and feature a sloped bolster that promotes a proper “pinch grip” for better comfort and control. The durable POM thermoplastic handles are available in blue, black, and gray colors.

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!

My Misen Chef’s Knife, you see pictured above and below can cut from paper thin slices to rough chops, and is pretty much the single most important tool in any kitchen.

The Misen Paring Knife, which I used to slice my apple is small, but mighty. An essential knife for work both on the cutting board and ‘in air’. Perfect for work like peeling, coring, mincing and trimming.

Misen also offers a Serrated Knife, with features a long curved blade with pointed serrated teeth perfect for crusty breads, and tough-skinned fruits and vegetables.

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!

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 features apple, avocado and almonds in this delicious fall salad recipe. Serve this easy salad in a wrap for a yummy lunch!
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!
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Nutrition Facts
Autumn Kale Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (2 servings (about 2 cups each serving))
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.4g 14%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.9g
Cholesterol 57.8mg 19%
Sodium 316.8mg 13%
Potassium 212.4mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 17.3g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%
Sugars 5.7g
Protein 21.4g 43%
Vitamin A 207.1%
Vitamin C 145.4%
Calcium 18%
Iron 12.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:2 servings (about 2 cups each serving)
Autumn Kale Chicken Salad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
 

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!

Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Combine all salad ingredients together in a large bowl. 

  2. Stir dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour dressing over salad ingredients and toss to combine.

  3. Serve as a sandwich with bread, in a wrap or simply in a bowl as a salad. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*I use canned chicken.

**This recipe works great as a make-ahead meal and keeps well in the fridge for several days.

Author: Kim
Course: Lunch, Salad

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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!

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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!

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