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Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (Panera Bread Copycat)

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Mixed greens tossed with juicy chicken, crispy apple slices, red onions, blue cheese and crunchy pecans. A fresh and healthy salad inspired by the famous Panera Bread version.


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to half inch thickness
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 6-8 cups mixed greens
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves (such as Diamond of California)
  • 1/2 cup gorgonzola or blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 cups apple chips (store-bought or go [url:1]here[/url] for a great homemade version)
  • 1 cup fuji apple salad dressing store-bought (I prefer the one by Lighthouse, it’s my fav!) or homemade (click [url:2]here[/url] for a recipe)
  • Instructions

  • Season chicken breasts with seasoning salt and cook on both sides for 3-4 minutes each in a greased skillet or pan over medium heat. Cut into pieces and set aside.
  • In a large bowl toss together mixed greens, tomatoes, sliced onions, and chicken. Sprinkle pecans, cheese crumbles, and apple chips on top. Serve with fuji apple dressing.
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