Warm Spinach Salad with Chicken, Bacon, Apples & Blue Cheese

20 minutes



You can whip up this substantial savory salad in a flash thanks to a delicious bacon vinaigrette you make right in the pan! A mix of sautéed mushrooms, onion, chicken, and bacon give this dish a hearty edge.

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2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
5 oz package baby spinach
2 cups radicchio coarsely chopped
5 slices bacon cut crosswise into ¼ inch pieces
1 cup red onion thinly sliced (~ 1 large)
8 oz cremini mushrooms sliced (~3 ½ cups)
2 cups cooked chicken chopped
1 large Granny Smith apple thinly sliced (~ 1 ¼ cups)
3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
Nutritional Information
317kcal Calories
15g Carbohydrates
25g Protein
17g Fat
5g Saturated Fat
74mg Cholesterol
796mg Sodium
847mg Potassium
3g Fiber
7g Sugar
3415IU Vitamin A
16.6mg Vitamin C
97mg Calcium
2.4mg Iron


Mix vinegar, mustard, salt, & pepper in a small bowl. Toss spinach and radicchio in a large serving bowl. Set aside.
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Place bacon in a large non-stick sauté pan over low heat, cook, stirring frequently, until crispy and browned or ~ 7-8 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Increase heat to high, add onions and mushrooms and cook, stirring often, for 6-7 minutes or until beginning to brown. Stir in cider mixture and chicken and cook for 1 minute, to heat chicken through.
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Toss warm onion, mushroom, chicken mixture with tossed greens to wilt lightly. Garnish with bacon, apple and blue cheese and serve warm.
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