Colorado Chicken Salad
Ingredients for salad:
12 cups chopped romaine or mixed greens (bag versions work great)
1 cup bleu cheese crumbles
1 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
1 cup spiced pecans
1 cup diced granny smith apples
4 grilled chicken breasts – cut into thin slices
Ingredients for raspberry chipotle vinaigrette dressing:
Raspberry sauce – 1/2 cup
Rice Wine Vinegar – 1 cup
Minced Ginger- 1 TBSP
Chopped Cilantro – 1 TBSP
Chopped Mint – 1 TBSP
Minced Chipotle Peppers 1 1/2 TBSP
Brown Sugar – 3/4 cup
Canola Oil – 3/4 cup
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients together and whisk until fully incorporated.
Divide lettuce mixture between 4 plates.
Top with equal portions of bleu cheese crumbles, cranberries, spiced pecans, apples and sliced chicken breast.
Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat.