Whether you are brunchin’ with your babes 👯 or making lunch for bae 💑 our #APWU Bacon 🥓 Apple 🍎 Chicken salad with dried tart cherries 🍒 is the perfect seasonal segue into all things fall 😬🍁

Bacon Apple Chicken Salad with Dried Tart Cherries

  • 4.5 lbs poached boneless skinless chicken breast (small dice)
  • 2 cups Helman’s prepared mayonaise
  • 1 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallion
  • 2/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples (small dice)
  • 1 lb chopped crisp bacon
  • 2 tbsp organic better than bullion (chicken stock)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 package petite toasts

Remove chicken breast from package; trim any remaining fat and add to a large stock pot. Cover the chicken with water, add bullion, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to very low and cover. Poach the chicken for 10-15 minutes or until firm to the touch. You may have to adjust the time depending on the thickness of your chicken. Remove the pot from the heat, uncover, cool the chicken in the liquid for 10-15 minutes. Cook bacon until crisp; drain excess fat on paper towel.  Crumble and set aside.

In large mixing bowl add mayo, diced apples, green onion, almonds, dried tart cherries, and salt. Set aside. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and dice in 1/2 inch cubes. Add cooled chicken to to mixing bowl and fold until thoroughly mixed. Taste for seasoning – you may need additional salt. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve on petite toasts as pictured, in a wrap, on a sandwich, or a top a salad! Garnish with additional chopped bacon and green onion! Enjoy!