Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad a fresh twist on a classic treat. Try it in a sandwich or on a bed of fresh greens. It’s sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad
Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad


1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded (1 small breast)

2 tbsp red onion, chopped

¼ cup celery, chopped

2 tbsp dried cranberries, chopped (10-12 dried cranberries)

2 tbsp pecans, chopped (5 -6 pecan halves)

3 tbsp mayonnaise

1½ tsp lemon juice

½ tsp dijon mustard

½ dried parsley

Dash salt and pepper


In a small mixing bowl, combine chicken, onion, cranberries and pecans.

In a separate bowl, whisk mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper.  Pour over the chicken mixture and stir to combine.

Allow to chill for an hour to combine flavors.

Store leftovers, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


2 servings, 265 calories per serving

Hack:  For a delicious change of pace, replace cranberries with ¼ cup red grapes.

Hack:  I’ve used pecans in this recipe but you can use your favorite nut or whatever nuts you have on hand.

Did you know? People call cranberries a superfood for good reason: They have all kinds of health-boosting benefits.



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8 Replies to “Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad”

  1. Thank you for another interesting recipe. I am already trying your recipe on the italian rice, so I will add this as a nice side item. I love salads and pecans! I can’t wait to add the cranberry to the mix and see how it tastes. Sounds and look so delicious. Thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you for your comments!  The dried cranberries and pecans add a nice blend of textures and flavors to this dish. It would work great as a main dish or a side,  

  2. This is a very easy and simple chicken salad to make. It doesn’t seem to take much time and can be done anytime. The ingredients are also readily available. I think I will be trying this Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad recipe soon, so I can master it before Christmas, as I would love to serve something as simple as this to my visitors.

    1. This is a quick and simple meal that I’m sure you’ll have no trouble pulling together. Please let me know what your guests think of it!

  3. Hi, thank you so much for this recipe, I am just a total foodie, and being a cyclist I am always on the lookout for healthy meals. This Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad simply looks amazing and fresh and I am sure it must taste amazing, definitely something I am going to try out immediately.

  4. Another simple but tasty recipe.

    This is an excellent chicken dish for, well any time!

    I love both cranberries and pecans, so I know I will love this dish.

    The hint of mustard will be right up my street too.

    It is so simple to make that it can be thrown together at the last minute if people arrive with me unexpectedly.

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