Apple Pecan Chicken Salad - Cracker Barrel Copycat

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad - Cracker Barrel Copycat

Easy Salad with Apples and Nuts on plate
This Apple Pecan Chicken Salad will make you love salad!

Author: Jessica McCoy
Prep Time: 24 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 24 hours 30 minutes


  • 2 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • 1/2 cup raspberry walnut salad dressing
  • 1 bag iceberg, radish, carrot, romaine mixed salad greens
  • 2 firm crisp, sweet-tart, red eating apples, cut into chunks
  • lemon juice
  • 4 crisply cooked and drained strips of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped glazed/candied pecans
  • extra raspberry walnut salad dressing or apple cider vinaigrette for dressing


  1. Pour 1/2 cup of raspberry-walnut salad dressing into a Ziplock-style bag.
  2. Add the chicken, seal, and shake the bag until the dressing has evenly coated the chicken.
  3. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. When you’re ready to make the salad, grill the chicken and make sure it’s cooked through,
  5. Thinly slice chicken and set it aside while keeping it warm.
  6. Divide salad between two plates, and then place the apple chunks in a decorative ring along the outer edge of each plate, apple skin facing outward.
  7. Top salad with pecans.
  8. Add chicken slices in the center and sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese.
  9. On top of the blue cheese, crumble or break the bacon
  10. Top the salad with nuts.
  11. Placing the chicken slices in the center, sprinkle blue cheese crumbles over the top.
  12. Break or crumble the bacon, whichever is your preference.
  13. Serve with either an apple cider vinaigrette or another sweet, fruity salad dressing in a cup on the side.

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