Easy Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad
This Easy Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad recipe is creamy, delicious, and some serious comfort food. It's a great year-round recipe that everyone loves!
Servings: 8 people
large mixing bowl
Wooden mixing spoon
- 3 cups shredded chicken
- Salt and pepper
- ⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 8 croissants
- lettuce for servings
Place chicken in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
In a large bowl, mix Greek yogurt, cream, orange zest, and poppy seeds until combined. Stir in chicken and season to taste with more salt and pepper.
Add chopped celery and mix until combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
In a small pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add nuts and cook until toasted, about 2-3 minutes (they should be a little more than lightly browned, and you’ll begin to smell them).
Stir in toasted nuts and dried cranberries just before serving. Serve on split croissants.
Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg