Summer Chicken Salad

Summer Chicken Salad With Green Apple Vinaigrette

This was my first time poaching chicken and it was a resounding success. Fast, easy and the resulting chicken breasts were beyond tender and moist. This is a perfect method for quickly whipping up some chicken salad or for a shredded chicken filling. If you are in a time crunch, or the thought of turning on a burner makes your head hurt, you can easily swap the poached chicken for a store-bought rotisserie chicken. The dressing is another simple vinaigrette that is sweetened with agave nectar (a natural, low-glycemic sweetener). The tart Granny Smith apples give this salad a nice tang without overpowering the dish. A bit of a twist on a Waldorf salad, this is served atop a bed of leafy lettuce and drizzled with the apple vinaigrette. Fast? Heck, yes. Light and tasty? Indeed. Perfect for summer? Of course.

Ingredients

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2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves

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Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.

2 1/2 tsp salt

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Maize, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The six major types of corn are dent corn, flint corn, pod corn, popcorn, flour corn, and sweet corn.

6-8 peppercorns

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A lime is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, lime green, 3

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

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Agave nectar is a sweetener commercially produced from several species of agave, including Agave tequilana and Agave salmiana. Agave syrup is sweeter than honey and tends to be less viscous. Most agave syrup comes from Mexico and South Africa.

1 1/2 tsp agave nectar

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Leeks. Leeks look like overgrown green onions. The stalk formation

2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot

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Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals

olive oil

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The apple tree is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple. It is cultivated worldwide as a fruit tree, and is the most widely grown species in the genus Malus.

3 tablespoons grated Granny Smith apple

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Ingredient Image

The apple tree is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple. It is cultivated worldwide as a fruit tree, and is the most widely grown species in the genus Malus.

1 large Granny Smith apple, chopped

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A walnut is the nut of any tree of the genus Juglans, particularly the Persian or English walnut, Juglans regia. Technically a walnut is the seed of a drupe or drupaceous nut, and thus not a true botanical nut.

1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped and toasted

3 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)

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3 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)

2 1/2 tsp salt

Ingredient Image

Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.

2 1/2 tsp salt

6-8 peppercorns

Ingredient Image

Maize, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The six major types of corn are dent corn, flint corn, pod corn, popcorn, flour corn, and sweet corn.

6-8 peppercorns

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Ingredient Image

A lime is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, lime green, 3

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tsp agave nectar

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Agave nectar is a sweetener commercially produced from several species of agave, including Agave tequilana and Agave salmiana. Agave syrup is sweeter than honey and tends to be less viscous. Most agave syrup comes from Mexico and South Africa.

2 tsp agave nectar

3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot

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Leeks. Leeks look like overgrown green onions. The stalk formation

3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot

olive oil

Ingredient Image

Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals

olive oil

5 tablespoons grated Granny Smith apple

Ingredient Image

The apple tree is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple. It is cultivated worldwide as a fruit tree, and is the most widely grown species in the genus Malus.

5 tablespoons grated Granny Smith apple

1 large Granny Smith apple, chopped

Ingredient Image

The apple tree is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple. It is cultivated worldwide as a fruit tree, and is the most widely grown species in the genus Malus.

1 large Granny Smith apple, chopped

1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped and toasted

Ingredient Image

A walnut is the nut of any tree of the genus Juglans, particularly the Persian or English walnut, Juglans regia. Technically a walnut is the seed of a drupe or drupaceous nut, and thus not a true botanical nut.

1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped and toasted

4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)

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4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)

2 1/2 tsp salt

Ingredient Image

Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.

2 1/2 tsp salt

6-8 peppercorns

Ingredient Image

Maize, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The six major types of corn are dent corn, flint corn, pod corn, popcorn, flour corn, and sweet corn.

6-8 peppercorns

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Ingredient Image

A lime is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, lime green, 3

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 1/2 tsp agave nectar

Ingredient Image

Agave nectar is a sweetener commercially produced from several species of agave, including Agave tequilana and Agave salmiana. Agave syrup is sweeter than honey and tends to be less viscous. Most agave syrup comes from Mexico and South Africa.

2 1/2 tsp agave nectar

5 tablespoons finely chopped shallot

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Leeks. Leeks look like overgrown green onions. The stalk formation

5 tablespoons finely chopped shallot

olive oil

Ingredient Image

Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals

olive oil

8 tablespoons grated Granny Smith apple

Ingredient Image

The apple tree is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple. It is cultivated worldwide as a fruit tree, and is the most widely grown species in the genus Malus.

8 tablespoons grated Granny Smith apple

2 large Granny Smith apple, chopped

Ingredient Image

The apple tree is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple. It is cultivated worldwide as a fruit tree, and is the most widely grown species in the genus Malus.

2 large Granny Smith apple, chopped

1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped and toasted

Ingredient Image

A walnut is the nut of any tree of the genus Juglans, particularly the Persian or English walnut, Juglans regia. Technically a walnut is the seed of a drupe or drupaceous nut, and thus not a true botanical nut.

1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped and toasted

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