I love to make this salad for lunch…and we’ve had it for dinner too. My boys aren’t the biggest salad fans, but when I load it with their faves – chicken, apples, cranberries – they don’t seem to mind as much.
I’ve got some pecans and dried cranberries leftover from the holiday baking that happened in my kitchen…so I imagine this salad will be making several appearances over the next couple weeks!
Also, if you’d like to make a homemade vinaigrette dressing for this salad, I highly recommend this Balsamic Vinaigrette. It’s my go-to homemade dressing!
Winter Spinach Salad with Chicken
Yield – 4 servings
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 0 minutes
- 1 lb. clamshell baby spinach leaves
- 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
- about 1 cup dried cranberries
- about 1 cup pecan halves or chopped pecans
- 2 small apples, cored and sliced
- about 1/2 cup gorgonzola or blue cheese crumbles
- Vinaigrette dressing
- Pull apart the rotisserie chicken, if needed.
- In a large mixing bowl, toss together the baby spinach leaves, the shredded chicken, the dried cranberries, the pecans, the apple slices and cheese crumbles. Add in desired amount of vinaigrette and toss well.
- If preferred, make your own dressing.
- Serve Winter Spinach Salad with Chicken.
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Erin’s Personal Recommendations for Rotisserie Chicken Supplies:
- 5 qt Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
- 6.5 qt Slow Cooker
- Henckles 7 Piece Knife Set with Block
- Rubbermaid 50 Piece Freezer Safe Food Storage Set
- Pizza Cutter
- 3 Piece Dishwasher Safe Cutting Board Set
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