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Arugula Salad with Chicken, Pecans and Brie
with warm apple cider vinaigrette

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min

Using leftover roasted chicken from Monday, this seasonal salad with apples, pecans and brie comes together in a flash. A warm apple vinaigrette adds a sweet, tart finish.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Warm Apple Cider Vinaigrette:
  • Shallots - 1/2 clove, diced
  • Apple cider - 3/4 cup
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
Arugula Salad with Chicken, Pecans and Brie:
  • Pecans, halves - 1/3 cup
  • Leftover cider marinated chicken (from Monday) - 1 lb, sliced
  • Cheese, brie - 6 oz, cubed
  • Apples, any variety - 1, thinly sliced
  • Arugula (sub any dark salad greens) - 5 oz
  • Warm apple cider vinaigrette (ingredients listed separately) - ~1/2 cup

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Prep

  1. Pecans - You can leave them raw for the salad or, if you prefer you can toast them in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently until fragrant, ~4 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Shallots - Dice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Chicken - Slice leftover chicken if not already sliced from Monday night.
  4. Brie / Apples - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. In a small saucepan, combine shallots, cider and vinegar. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and simmer until reduced to about half, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in olive oil and mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Reheat chicken briefly in the microwave just to take the chill off.
  3. Toss arugula with chicken, pecans, apples and brie. Top with warm apple cider vinaigrette just before serving. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (82)
Gluten-free (9)
Paleo (7)
Vegetarian (12)

30 reviews

Super yummy, but I think some different greens mixed in with the arugula would have been nice. All arugula was a bit intense.

By: Keena
Posted: Feb 18, 2016
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

This was amazing, and came together so fast with the leftover chicken. We ended up making this for lunch on a snow day and it was such a nice cold weather salad. I put cheese in salads a lot, but never thought to use brie, and it was a fantastic addition with the chicken, apples, and pecans.

By: Sarah
Posted: Feb 05, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Even the 6 year old enjoyed this!

By: Jessie
Posted: Jan 25, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The kids even ate this up. Yum!

By: Melissa
Posted: Jan 22, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The toasted pecans paired perfectly with the warm cider dressing. This was delicious.

By: Julie
Posted: Jan 10, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I thought it was great. My kids didn't like the cheese but other than that they ate it lol.

By: Danelia
Posted: Jan 09, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful