Chicken salad is one of those things that is unique to it’s maker and their taste. There are millions of ways to throw together this cool yumminess but this Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad is at the top of my list of favorites. This salad is slightly elegant if dressed up on a fancy crossiant or it can be dressed down on plain white bread. However if you like this it should really be a staple in your fridge during the warmer months . There is nothing better than a cool and creamy chicken salad sandwhich on a hot summer day. The only thing that might be better is some cool refreshing like Strawberry and Lemon Coleslaw so check it out also.
The beauty of this recipe is it is so easy, I am all about making life easy
HOW TO MAKE CRANBERRY PECAN CHICKEN SALAD
- First you need 3 cups of shredded chicken. I cooked frozen chicken breast in my pressure cooker and then shredded them. That was easiest for me BUT you can use left over chicken or even a rotisserie chicken from the deli..
- Then chop a 1/2 cup of celery and pecans and place in the bowl with the chicken
- Measure a 1/2 cup of dried cranberries and place with the chicken and mix well
In a medium Bowl mix the mayo, Lemon juice, sugar , salt and pepper
Pour the mayo mixture over the chicken salad mixture
Mix Well and place in a covered container in the Refrigerator
This is really best after it has chilled for atleast 2 hours. Once it chills, give it a good stir .Depending on the cut of chicken it may need more mayo added. Now it can be served on what ever you like.