tasty tuesday ~ boston blue chicken & apple salad

so good...so very good...
It's HOT! When it's hot the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. I came upon the following recipe when flipping through a magazine while waiting to get my hair cut. Most productive wait to date. this salad is easy peasy and oh so tasty. It calls for sauteed chicken breasts but I just used some leftover grilled chicken breasts from the night before. So scrumptious, let me tell you.

The apple is crisp and a bit tart, the blue cheese smooth with just enough bite to it and the walnuts add a little surprise crunch. The balsamic brings it all together. If your looking for something quick and tasty, look no further my friends. THIS is the salad for you!

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Boston Blue Chicken and Apple Salad
recipe adapted from Now Eat This! Diet 
as seen in the 6/27/11 edition of People Magazine

4 6-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 heads Boston lettuce, leaves separated
2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
1/2 cup crumbled reduced fat blue cheese
1/4 cup bottled reduced fat vinaigrette 
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
2 tbsp chopped chives

Spray grill pan with cooking oil and place over high heat
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and grill until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.  Transfer to a platter and cover with foil.
In a large bowl, combine lettuce, apples, blue cheese and vinaigrette.  Toss and transfer to a serving bowl.  Slice the chicken into 1/2 inch thick slices.  
Add to salad and top with walnuts and chives.

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