Apple Healthy Chicken Kale Salad Recipe

This kale salad recipe is healthy and oh-so-easy to prepare! The poached chicken is tender and the apple dressing is amazing.
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Side Item
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 4 salads
Calories 309kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts (large)
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 bag kale & cabbage slaw (about 8 cups)
  • 1 bag freeze dried apple crisps with skin (about 2 cups)
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • Fill pan with water - enough to just cover breasts.
  • Add apple juice, bay leaves, peppercorns, and stock cube.
  • Bring water to the boil then turn down to a very low simmer.
  • Add chicken breasts, cover tightly with lid, and turn off heat.
  • Let poach for 17 - 20 minutes until 165f in the thickest part of the breast.
  • While chicken poaches, combine apple cider, cider vinegar, oil, maple syrup and kosher salt in a jar and then shake thoroughly until the dressing emulsifies.
  • Divide kale slaw onto four plates.
  • Once chicken is cooked, remove from water and pat dry. Slice against the grain and place on top of kale slaw.
  • Divide apple crisps and place on top of salads - then dress with ¼ of the dressing.
  • Serve, eat, and enjoy!


Serving: 269g | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 981mg | Potassium: 843mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1.5mg