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Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

4.94 from 16 votes

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Apple Pecan Chicken Salad is made with crunchy, salty, and sweet ingredients all tossed together with a homemade balsamic dressing. Enjoy!

Apple Pecan Salad

Hear ye, hear ye, this is my new favorite salad, Apple Pecan Salad with Bacon.

Apples + Bacon + Pecans + leftover BBQ chicken + Garlicky Balsamic goodness = one heck of a party in your mouth.

I happened to have some leftover bacon I had precooked in my fridge along with some grilled chicken from a few days ago. That really made this salad come together in a cinch!  If you don’t have chicken readily available, it’s really no big deal to just omit. Just make sure you don’t forget the bacon. That is important.

Apple Pecan Salad
Apple Pecan Salad
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4.94 from 16 votes

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad is made with crunchy, salty, and sweet ingredients all tossed together with a homemade balsamic dressing. Enjoy!
servings 3 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • 6 cups red leaf lettuce washed and torn
  • 1 fuji apple washed and diced
  • 4 slices hickory smoked bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons pecans toasted and chopped
  • 1 small small grilled chicken breast leftovers

for the dressing-

  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Place all salad ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk all ingredients for dressing together. Toss dressing with salad and serve.



Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4250IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pecan chicken salad
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86 Responses

    I have had a very similar salad with a PEANUT SATAY SAUCE : It was awesome … WE also love Balsamic Dressings, so I will try this ~~~ Thank you …

  2. Robyn

    I’m visiting a friend next month, and I’m always saving salad recipes, to make for our lunch. No need to keep looking – this is perfect, and will surely become a favorite! Thank you!

  3. Martha H

    This looks so tasty and I am thinking of having it for dinner tonight with pork tenderloin on the grill. Thanks for the great recipes.

  4. Cyndee

    I need to eat more salads (shoot! I just need to eat more vegetables period!) and this looks like one I’d actually eat! 🙂 Bacon….Yum….Looking forward to trying it!

  5. Michelle W.

    Am going to make this with my bbq tonight (without the chicken added, though) – looks so amazing, and who doesn’t love a good balsamic dressing! : )

  6. Lauren

    4 stars
    this salad looks so good, and so easy! I’ll def have to give it a try, especially as this Mid-Atlantic summer is really starting to ramp up – ugh!