Chicken Apple Bacon Walnut Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 3/4 lbs cooked chicken breasts
8 slices bacon
3 medium apples
3/4 cup chopped
7 - 9 oz spring mix & spinach lettuce blend
6 oz crumbled feta
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp dijon mustard
2 Tbsp finely chopped shallot
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Layer all salad ingredients into individual salad bowls or over plates. Serve drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.
Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, and finely diced shallot to a blender. Season with salt and pepper to taste and blend mixture until well emulsified and thickened slightly. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container. *To cook the chicken I like this recipe from The Kitchn - only I cooked mine longer as I had thick chicken breasts. I also omitted the optional herbs and used a little garlic powder instead.