Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

March 27, 2022
Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Hey, y’all! If there’s a food that has been a tried and true favorite of mine throughout the years, it’s chicken salad. While there are many varieties (and, to be honest, I love most all of ’em), I have two favorites: traditional southern chicken salad with grapes and Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad. I’m so excited to share this recipe with y’all today!

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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a way to simplify making chicken salad?

Absolutely; use a pre-made rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. That’s one of my favorite kitchen hacks!

I’m allergic to nuts; how can I adapt this recipe?

This recipe is still fabulous without the pecans; simply make it a cranberry chicken salad!

What type of mayonnaise should I use for chicken salad?

In my opinion, there’s one and only one answer to this: Duke’s.

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Ingredients, Shopping List: Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

  • rotisserie chicken
  • Duke’s mayonnaise
  • pecans
  • Grey Poupon dijon mustard
  • celery
  • dried cranberries
  • green onions
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • sugar
  • croissants
Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

How to Make Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

  1. Remove meat from rotisserie chicken + dice into large pieces.
  2. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until well-combined.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve; serve with croissants. Enjoy!
Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Other Recipes You’ll Love

  1. Traditional Southern Chicken Salad
  2. Curried Chicken Salad
  3. Pimento Cheese
Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

The Recipe: Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

JC Phelps
Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad is creamy, sweet, and nutty. It's an instant classic + oh-so-delicious!
5 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6 servings
Calories 670 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 rotisserie chicken white meat only
  • 1 c. Duke’s mayonnaise more if needed/to taste
  • 1/2 c. pecans
  • 1 tbsp. Grey Poupon dijon mustard
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 5 oz. dried cranberries
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • croissants for serving

Instructions
 

  • Remove meat from rotisserie chicken + dice into large pieces.
  • Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until well-combined.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve; serve with croissants. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Sodium: 642mgCalcium: 32mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 168IUSugar: 19gFiber: 4gPotassium: 167mgCholesterol: 113mgCalories: 670kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gFat: 52gProtein: 30gCarbohydrates: 24gIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken salad, cranberry pecan chicken salad
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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

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My best,

JC

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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad
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    mand1acc
    October 19, 2022 at 3:07 am

    This recipe is a great way to use up leftover chicken. The salad is full of flavor and the pecans add a nice crunch. I would definitely make this again.

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    Jerika
    October 19, 2022 at 4:37 am

    I can’t wait to try this Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad. It looks so delicious!:) I love all the ingredients on it. Thanks!

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    llamapistachiopandora89310
    October 19, 2022 at 4:50 am

    Delicious! The perfect way to use the left over chicken

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    Nora
    October 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Your recipe sounds wonderful! So many delicious ingredients combined in one meal! Delicious!

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    megane
    October 19, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Could I eat this every single day and enjoy it? Oh, hell yes! Delicious!

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