Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Pecans

chicken salad

I love chicken salad sandwiches but honestly never remember to make them myself – until now! I recently had some extra chicken breasts and I’m so thankful that the craving hit because these are delish. The dried cranberries add some nice tartness to the mixture and the chopped pecans and celery give it a bit of extra texture and crunch.

I used multigrain bread and added some lettuce, but feel free to customize the sandwiches to your liking. Also one little tip…I’ve found that if possible, it’s great to make this the day before because as the salad sits, the cranberries get extra juicy and the flavors mingle together so nicely!

Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Pecans

2 cups chopped chicken
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup chopped celery
Salt and pepper (to taste)
8 slices of bread
+Additional optional toppings like lettuce

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Mix the mayo and mustard in a mixing bowl. Add the chicken, cranberries, pecans, and celery – stir until the dressing is fully incorporated. Add salt and pepper as needed.

Use 1/2 cup of chicken salad and two slices of your favorite bread for each sandwich. Add lettuce and any other toppings you want. Cut the sandwich in half and serve.

Source: Slightly adapted from Culicurious


7 thoughts on “Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Pecans

  1. I love chicken salads so much! This looks SO yummy! I am going to make it this weekend 🙂 I usually put apples and walnuts in mine, but this sounds like a really nice twist!

    • Hope you enjoy it Janie! I sure love it & am secretly glad that my hubby doesn’t like chicken salad so more for me! 😉 The apple and walnut combo sounds super tasty too – I’ll have to try that too.

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  3. Hi Becky, I should say your idea of making them a day before surprisingly adds up the taste. It was so yum! Followed your recipe just added green grapes as an addition with dried cranberries totally outstanding. Have added it to my list, Thanks for sharing.

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