Apple Apple Chicken Salad with Cider Vinaigrette // One Lovely Life

Apple Apple Chicken Salad with Cider Dressing

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Yield: makes enough for at least 4-6 servings.


The amounts for the salad ingredients are loose suggestions. There’s no magic formula to make it come out just right. You’ll want to be a bit more careful about the cider vinaigrette ingredients but let your tastebuds be your guide. I know you’ll end up in the right place.



  • 56 cups Greens (I used spring mix)
  • 12 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • 12 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 apple, cored and diced – I prefer a combo of Honeycrisp and Granny Smith
  • 1/2 cup purple grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup blackberries, halved if large
  • 1/2 cup dried apples/apple chips, more to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted if desired

For the Cider Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 23 Tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Make the cider vinaigrette by tossing together cider, oil, vinegar, cinnamon, and a healthy pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk together until well combined (or you can shake it in a lidded jar). Taste and add additional salt, pepper, cinnamon, or vinegar as desired.
  2. Toss salad ingredients with just enough vinaigrette to coat. Serve immediately