Warm Chicken Spinach Salad with Bacon, Apples & Blue Cheese


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5 from 2 votes

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

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 317kcal


  • 2 TB cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp 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 TB crumbled blue cheese


  • Mix vinegar, mustard, salt, & pepper in a small bowl. Toss spinach and radicchio in a large serving bowl. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Toss warm onion, mushroom, chicken mixture with tossed greens to wilt lightly.  Garnish with bacon, apple and blue cheese and serve warm.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 796mg | Potassium: 847mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 68.3% | Vitamin C: 20.1% | Calcium: 9.7% | Iron: 13.3%

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