Pumpkin Pie Spice Chicken and Pear Salad

2 servings
25 min

Originally used as the main ingredient in making pumpkin pie, this combination of spices have become the best in autumnal cuisine. I had no regrets using the Pumpkin Pie Spice mix in my Chicken and Pear Salad recipe.

What is Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend?

Also known as Pumpkin Spice, this is a combination of four ingredients- Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. This combination has become the highlight of cozy fall recipes. It is used in so many sweet recipes such as;

Pumpkin Spice soft sugar cookies

Pumpkin Pie Spice latte

Pumpkin Pie Spice bread

Pumpkin Pie Spice cheesecake

The Classic Pumpkin Pie etc

Why Chicken breasts?

Plausibly, the most popular part of a chicken you can buy are the breasts. It is the leanest part of the chicken and easy to cook. Hence, the perfect cut of poultry for this recipe.

Applesauce Vinaigrette

This salad dressing deserves it's own post. The addition of applesauce makes for a rich and flavorful salad dressing. Add some seasonings you like to make it your own.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Chicken and Pear Salad
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Chicken thighs seasoning:
  • 2 chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp seasoning powder (chicken flavor preferably)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried herbs of your choice
Other Ingredients
  • 1 pear
  • 200 grams butter head lettuce (or any of your choice)

Mix all dry ingredients for the chicken.
Drizzle chicken thighs with olive oil on both sides. Set aside. Can be left overnight.
Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a skillet and once it is hot, add chicken breasts. Flip both them over after 5minuites and continue to cook the chicken for 7 more minutes. Cooking time will always depend on the thickness of the chicken breasts.
Slice chicken across the grain.
Mix all ingredients for the salad dressing in a mason jar. Shake vigorously.
Slice the pear in half vertically. Take out the hard mid section of the pear. Turn the pear flat side down and slice.
Plate salad starting off with the lettuce, then chicken and pears. Top with the dressing.
Winnie Khamal Macbailey
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