This salad marries my two favorite things: honeycrisp apple and delicata squash!
This salad just tastes like a fall day with a bit of chill in the air and a slight crunch of leaves at your feet.
My philosophy on salad is that if you are going to make a good salad great – you have to use a great salad dressing, and that’s why Marzetti® Tastefully Dressed™ Honeycrisp Apple Dressing is the star of my chicken quinoa salad with Honeycrisp Apple Dressing.
I paired my beloved delicata squash into this salad. Best part about this salad is that the chicken and quinoa can be made ahead of time as part of your meal prep, then just cook off the delicata squash and assemble your salad. Because I marinated my chicken with Marzetti® Tastefully Dressed™ Honeycrisp Apple Dressing, the chicken has this amazing almost caramel taste.
Chicken Quinoa Salad with Honeycrisp Apple Dressing
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 pound chicken breasts marinated in 1/4 cup Marzetti® Tastefully Dressed™ Honeycrisp Apple Dressing
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 5 tbsp Marzetti® Tastefully Dressed™ Honeycrisp Apple Dressing
- 1 large honeycrisp apple cored and thinly sliced
- 4 tbsp dried cranberries
- 4 tbsp golden raisins
- 4 tbsp marcona almonds
- 4 tbsp goat cheese crumbled
- 1 large delicata squash
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup selter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Cook the chicken breasts in a skillet over medium heat until they reach an internal temperature of 165.
Mix the flour, seltzer, salt and pepper. Heat a deep fryer or skillet with oil to 350 degrees. Place the sliced squash in the batter, and cook 1 1/2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.
To build: Mix the spinach and the quinoa with 1 tablespoon Marzetti® Tastefully Dressed™ Honeycrisp Apple Dressing. Divide between four plates. Slice the cooked chicken and place on the quinoa spinach mixture. Add sliced honeycrisp apples, the dried cranberries delicata squash. Drizzle each plate with an additional tablespoon of the Honeycrisp Apple Dressing.
Guys – this salad screams fall! It is sweet, the chicken is juicy, the delicata squash is crisp tender, and Marzetti® Tastefully Dressed™ Honeycrisp Apple Dressing brings everything in this salad together with its unique, vibrant flavor.
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Please let me know in the comments when you try this salad dressing – pinky swear you’ll love it as much as I do! #Marzetti #TastefullyDressed #sponsored
While this post was sponsored by Marzetti, all thoughts and opinions are my own.