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Apple & Grilled Chicken Salad with Cheddar Toasts

Apple & Grilled Chicken Salad with Cheddar Toasts

This hearty grilled chicken salad recipe highlights the classic combination of sharp Cheddar and sweet crunchy apples. For a fabulous starter anytime you entertain, simply skip the chicken.


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 4 diagonal slices baguette (1 inch thick)
  • ½ cup shredded aged Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1 head escarole (about 1 pound), torn into bite-size pieces
  • 3 cups sliced sweet, crunchy apples (about 2 medium), such as Hudson’s Golden Gem or Honeycrisp
  • ¼ cup slivered red onion


  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Sprinkle chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • Oil the grill rack. Grill the chicken, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, about 15 minutes total. Grill baguette slices over the coolest part of the grill until toasted on the bottom, 1 to 3 minutes. Turn over, sprinkle with cheese and cook until the cheese melts, 1 to 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard and the remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add escarole, apples and onion; toss to coat.
  • Slice the chicken. Divide the salad among 4 plates, top each with some chicken and serve with the cheese toasts.



AUTHOR EatingWell Test Kitchen, Carolyn Malcoun
BRAND EatingWell

YIELD 4 servings
ACTIVE TIME 50 minutes
TOTAL TIME 50 minutes


Per serving 397 Calories
Total Fat 19 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Mono Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Sodium 550 mg
Fiber 8 g
Protein 31 g
Potassium 676 mg
Added Sugars 0 g
Total Sugars 10 g
Calcium 181 mg
Chromium 2 mcg
Folate 171 mcg
Omega-6 8 g
Vitamin E 6 mg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamin B3 11 mg
Carbohydrate Servings 2

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