Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CRANBERRY PECAN CHICKEN SALAD

Chicken salad is one among my go-to lunches. It’s simple to make, rather flavorful and lasts for days. It’s also a well excuse to swing via the bakery and elect up some artisan bread or rolls! I whipped up one other fall-inspired recipe and inside the present day fell in love. It’s got so a lot going on, each chew is as well because the last. My secret? Lots of texture from fruits, veggies and nuts, contemporary parsley and slightly little bit of Dijon mustard & Greek yogurt.


CRANBERRY PECAN CHICKEN SALAD


Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

We typically have a number of hen breasts inside the freezer that we season and grill, however the different day we simply occurred to have a handful of pulled rotisserie hen leftover from the evening before. I made soup with a well component to it, so I idea utilizing the relaxation on this hen salad might be perfect. Plus that supposed lunch for the subsequent three days might be taken care of! ????

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

In a huge blending bowl you’ll desire so as to feature the pulled hen (or leftover turkey ). Add in some dried cranberries, apples, celery and toasted nuts. If you’re feeling further fancy you possibly can use candied pecans! <- They truly make this salad amazing!! If you intend on consuming the hen salad inside a number of hours move forward and toss the nuts in, but when you’re saving it for later, I’d mean leaving them out so they don’t get soggy. Anyway, mince up some contemporary parsley and combine that with some onion powder, salt, pepper, Dijon mustard and a combo of Greek yogurt and pale mayonnaise.

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

P.S. I discover that utilizing slightly plain Greek yogurt facilitates lighten issues up and provides even further protein to this salad. I like so as to feature slightly further to hold issues moist (plus it’s Greek yogurt, so it’s wholesome right?), but you possibly can upload as a lot or as low as you like. Instead of full-fat mayo I choose pale or mayonnaise made with olive oil. Of course in the event you happen to choose selfmade you possibly can genuinely use that too.

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Whisk collectively the creamy base and pour it into the blending bowl with all the prepped ingredients. Toss it, kick back it after which serve it well and cold!

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Serve it piled excessive on croissants, challah, multigrain rolls, or roll it up in tortillas and make a wraps! This cranberry pecan hen salad is proper for fall and tastes huge with leftover Thanksgiving turkey too! ???????? Enjoy & completely satisfied fall!

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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad


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Prep time
15 mins
Total time
15 mins

Sweet cranberries, toasted pecans, Dijon mustard and Greek yogurt are the mystery meals that make this hen salad a fall favorite! It's proper for different occasions, lunch and even dinner!
Author: Natalie
Yield: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

3 c. cooked hen breast or rotisserie, pulled*
2 celery stalks, reduce the center and sliced
3 tbsp. red onion, minced
½ apple, chopped
⅓ c. dried cranberries, chopped
¼ c. plain Greek yogurt or pale sour cream (more or a lot less depending on private preference)
½ c. pale mayonnaise
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. contemporary parsley, minced
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
½ c. toasted or candied pecans, chopped


Directions


In a huge blending bowl, combine the chicken, celery, red onion, apple and cranberries.
In a small bowl, whisk collectively the Greek yogurt (or sour cream), mayonnaise, mustard, parsley, onion powder, salt and pepper. Pour the combination into the bowl and toss to combine. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then fold inside the nuts earlier than serving.source