Apple Chicken Salad with Dijon Mustard Dressing

Apple chicken salad with dijon mustard dressing, a summery salad that is healthy, delicious and satisfying. Great for any picnic or bbq, this salad is great on its own or as a side dish.

Overhead shot of a white plate of apple chicken salad with a fork on the side

Eating healthily can be challenging, and sometimes confusing, as you wonder how you can possibly go through the day without starving yourself.

And that’s because there is this myth that not eating much can help you lose weight. Well, sorry to disappoint, but that’s so wrong!!!

At some point, you’ll get so hungry, that you’ll eat the first junk food that catches your eyes.

And if you don’t believe me, go shopping for food when you are hungry; you’ll be surprised how much junk you end up buying (don’t ask me how l know it ?).

Right! So how about a salad with a deliciously succulent paprika chicken, some fresh baby spinach leaves and crunchy apple and cucumber slices?

And the finishing touch, a lovely dijon mustard dressing. Lovely, isn’t it?

Close up shoot of a chicken apple salad

How do you make a healthy apple chicken salad?

I love using apples in salads, like in this beautiful Best ever Waldorf salad recipe.Their sweetness and crunch contrast well with the tanginess of the dijon mustard dressing.

The pièce of resistence is of course the baked paprika chicken. What a winner!

You can opt for smoked paprika instead, and fresh garlic, but l would suggest to buy smaller chicken breasts for this recipe.

Another alternative to the paprika chicken is the honey and mustard one, absolutely delicious too, here is my recipe for that: Baked honey mustard chicken with a touch of lemon. Do give this salad a try, you’ll love it!

Once the chicken is baked, it’s all a matter of throwing all the ingredients together and drizzling over the dijon mustard dressing.

How to make the best dijon mustard dressing

This dressing is ridiculously easy to make, but absolutely delicious with this salad.

All we need is:

  • dijon mustard
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • a pinch of salt

Give everything a good shake, and ta-daaah, you dressing is ready. Simple, healthy, its tanginess contrasts so nicely with the sweetness of the salad.

2 Baked paprika chicken breasts on a white plate

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Overhead shot of a white plate of apple chicken salad with a fork on the side
Apple Chicken Salad with Dijon Mustard Dressing
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Apple chicken salad with dijon mustard dressing, a superb salad that is healthy, delicious and super easy to make.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: International
Keyword: summer salads
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 563 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • a pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 handful of fresh baby spinach
  • 1 apple
  • 5 slices of cucumber
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • a pinch of salt
  1. In a bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic granules, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix well.

  2. Use the tip of your fingers to rub the paprika mixture onto the chicken breast, making sure it is coated well and set aside for 10 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius ( 390 degrees Fahrenheit).

  4. Place the chicken into an oven-proof dish and cover with foil.

  5. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and leave to bake for a further 10 minutes. Check the chicken, as you might have to remove it earlier, depending on its size.

  6. Remove from the oven and slice the chicken breast and leave to cool.

  7. To make the salad, mix the spinach, chicken, sliced apple and halved cucumber slices.

  8. To make the dressing, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, dijon mustard and salt and drizzle over the salad. Serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts
Apple Chicken Salad with Dijon Mustard Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 563 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 808mg 34%
Potassium 2844mg 81%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 17g 68%
Sugars 40g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 92.4%
Vitamin C 77%
Calcium 23.6%
Iron 29.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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    Best ever Waldorf salad recipe
    May 10, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    […] can get, and l’m a spinach girl through and through. Another salad that I absolutely love is Apple and baked paprika chicken salad with dijon mustard dressing, and guess what, if does have spinach […]

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