Green Goddess Chicken Salad

with apple and candied walnuts

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
A note about serious food allergies

Picture a woodland nymph by a cold river, or a sylph floating poetically though the air, or Venus on the half-shell, waiting for her gossamer clothes. None of those mythic figures were harmed in the making of this green goddess chicken salad, but they all would be as a satiated as you will be eating this crunchy, tasty salad of apple, spinach, and walnuts. In fact, the goat cheese on top is almost like a halo… nah, we've pushed this too far already.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • Info
    1 oz. Mayonnaise
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    2 Tbsp. Basil Pesto
  • 12 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 tsp. Sugar
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    1 oz. Walnut Halves
  • 5 oz. Baby Spinach
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    1 oz. Goat Cheese

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Small Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare Ingredients and Make Dressing

    Prepare Ingredients and Make Dressing

    Quarter apple and remove core. Cut into ¼" slices. Trim ends off celery and cut into ¼” slices at an angle. In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, pesto, 1 Tbsp. water, and a pinch of salt. Set aside. Pat chicken breasts dry, and season both sides with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Chicken

    Cook the Chicken

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add chicken to hot pan and cook until chicken is lightly browned and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer to plate. Rest 5 minutes, then cut into ¼" slices. While chicken rests, candy walnuts.

  • Step 3 - Candy the Walnuts

    Candy the Walnuts

    Place a small non-stick pan over medium heat. Add sugar and 2 Tbsp. water to hot pan and stir to dissolve. Add walnuts and stir constantly until water has evaporated and walnuts are shiny and sticky, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate or cutting board and cool 5 minutes. When walnuts are cool enough to handle, break into small pieces.

  • Step 4 - Toss the Salad

    Toss the Salad

    In bowl with dressing, toss chicken slices, spinach, apple, and celery. Season with ¼ tsp. salt. Alternatively, serve dressing on side to control amount.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with walnuts and goat cheese (breaking up with your hands if needed). Bon appétit!

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