Recipe For Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Recipe For Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad
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Recipe For Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad




For the Chicken:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.

1 tablespoon of olive oil.

1 teaspoon of dried thyme can be added for extra flavour if desired.

For the Salad:

1 cup of mayonnaise.

1/4 cup mustard mustard Dijon.

2 tablespoons of honey.

1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.

Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.

2 cups of deliciously tender shredded chicken.

1/2 cup of dried cranberries.

1/2 cup of pecans, chopped and toasted to perfection.

Add 1/4 cup of finely chopped red onion.

Finely chop 2 celery stalks.

Consider adding some fresh parsley for garnish, if desired.


  1. Ensure that the oven is preheated to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Ensure the chicken breasts are perfectly seasoned with a touch of salt, pepper, and dried thyme (if desired).
  3. Warm up some olive oil in an oven-safe skillet on medium-high heat. Cook the chicken breasts for 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn a delicious golden brown.
  4. Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. Let it cool down before breaking the chicken into small, manageable pieces.
  5. Combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk them together until a smooth dressing forms.
  6. Incorporate the shredded chicken, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, red onion, and celery into the bowl. Combine all the ingredients until they are thoroughly coated with the dressing.
  7. Refrigerate the chicken salad for a minimum of 30 minutes to let the flavours blend.
  8. For an extra touch of flavour, consider adding some fresh parsley as a garnish before serving.
  9. Enjoy the cranberry pecan chicken salad in various ways – on a bed of lettuce, in a sandwich, or with crackers.
  10. Indulge in the delectable Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad!


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