Discover the joys of making the most delightful Insalata di Pollo (Chicken Salad) with a twist, featuring apples, pecans, and a medley of fresh ingredients. This apple pecan chicken salad is not only bursting with flavours but also packed with nutrients, making it an ideal choice for picnics and summer gatherings. Trust me, it’s so delicious that you’ll find yourself roasting chicken specifically for this recipe!
Can I use different nuts in the chicken and apple salad?
Absolutely! While whole nuts are ideal for adding crunch to your Insalata di Pollo, feel free to use any variety you prefer. If nuts aren’t your thing or if allergies are a concern, crunchy croutons make a great alternative.
No Chicken for Your Insalata di Pollo? No Problem!
If you’re out of chicken, don’t worry. This versatile Insalata di Pollo can be prepared with various cured meats like smoked ham, Bresaola, or Parma ham. Leftover roast lamb or beef also works wonderfully.
Can the Apple Pecan chicken salad be eaten cold?
I personally love serving this Insalata di Pollo at room temperature. However, it’s all about your preference. If you’re using freshly roasted chicken, let it cool to room temperature before shredding. Leftover chicken straight from the fridge is also a great option. Have you ever tried amazing Italian panzanella salad before, one of my favourites during the summer? We also have a fantastic recipe for pasta salad, so easy to make and can be taken with you anywhere you go!
Related Italian Classics:
If you love this Insalata di Pollo, you might also enjoy some of our other classic Italian recipes. Be sure to check out our hearty Chicken Cacciatore, the tangy and delightful Chicken Piccata Milanese, and the savory Saltimbocca alla Romana. Each of these dishes offers a unique taste of Italy’s rich culinary heritage.
Let's make chicken and apple salad
- Roasted chicken ½ or 300 g meat
- Green or red apples 2 300 g
- Celery ½ 200 g
- Edamame soya beans 200 g
- Pecans nuts 100 g
- Lemon ½ juiced
- Mayonnaise 3 tablespoons
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Pull the chicken meat off the bones and place it in a large bowl.
- Thinly slice the apples, remove the cores, and add them to the chicken.
- Add sliced celery, use the core leaves as well if available, and place in the bowl. Now add the pecan nuts and the edamame soy beans.
- Dress the salad with lemon juice and mayonnaise, season with salt and pepper, and serve!
Super easy and quick recipe for the whole family to enjoy. This is also a fantastic opportunity to use your chicken leftovers from the night before to create another amazing meal!
Insalata di Pollo with Apples and Pecans
- 300 g Roasted chicken 1/2 a chicken
- 300 g Green or red apples 2 individual apples
- 200 g Celery 1/2 a bunch
- 200 g Edamame soya beans
- 100 g Pecans nuts
- 1/2 Lemon squeeze the juice out for dressing
- 3 tbs Mayonnaise
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Pull the chicken meat off the bones and place into a large bowl.
- Thinly slice the apples removing the cores and add to the chicken.
- Thinly slice the celery, use the core leaves as well if available and place in the bowl.
- Add the pecans nuts and the edamame soya beans.
- Dress the salad with the lemon juice and the mayonnaise, season with salt and pepper and serve
HINT AND TIPS:The salad can be enriched with croutons, Parmesan shavings, and salad leaves like wild rocket. This recipe is versatile, and ingredients can be substituted to suit your needs and dietary requirements. Serve at room temperature, ideal for a light lunch or to pack for a pick-nick! Allergens: CELERY, EGG, NUTS, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free
Serving Suggestions and Variations
This Insalata di Pollo can be enriched with additions like croutons, Parmesan shavings, and salad leaves like wild rocket. It’s a versatile recipe, so feel free to substitute ingredients based on your dietary needs and preferences.
Our family adores this Insalata di Pollo, especially when we use leftover chicken and veggies from the fridge. The pecan nuts add a delightful crunch, while the apples bring a hint of sweetness that kids love. Looking for a dessert suggestion?
Are you looking for a fantastic dessert, try this amazing gluten-free apple cobbler it is so easy and takes less then 5 minutes to prepare. Enjoy!
Share your thoughts on this Insalata di Pollo recipe with friends and family. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to share them below. We have a fantastic selection of easy-to-prepare recipes that do not take hours to make like lentil soup. A fantastic idea for brunch is a fritatta with peas and ricotta, or how about a spaghetti alla crudiola?