This is the BEST chicken salad recipe. It could not be easier or more delicious. With chicken, cranberries, apples, and pecans, it’s wonderful on its own or as a sandwich!

I want to be that person who invented egg salad and chicken salad. I mean, that person deserves a gold medal. Yummy, versatile, classic. How do you make yours?

Even though this particular chicken salad has been floating around for ages, I was only introduced to it a few years ago by my friend, Kary.

We were hanging out at her house and she made it for lunch one day. I was practically mesmerized by all the ingredients she was mixing together. It all seemed so odd…and yet wonderful. I knew immediately how much I would love it.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup diced Granny Smith apple
  • 10 ounce (1 can) white chunk chicken breast, drained, broken up into pieces
  • baby spinach leaves , optional
  • 4 croissants or soft dinner rolls , optional

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the mayo, yogurt, mustard, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Gently fold in the cranberries, pecans, apple, and chicken.
  • Eat as is or place on sliced croissants with some baby spinach or lettuce.

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