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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 211.9
  • Total Fat: 14.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.9 mg
  • Sodium: 425.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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Pecan & Cranberry Chicken Salad

Submitted by: ANNETTEBELISLE

Introduction

A very delicious variation on chicken salad. Using Dijon and honey in the dressing make the difference. It's great to make a whole batch and just eat on it all week. Super crunchy, super good, you'll want to serve this at all your brunches and lunches. A very delicious variation on chicken salad. Using Dijon and honey in the dressing make the difference. It's great to make a whole batch and just eat on it all week. Super crunchy, super good, you'll want to serve this at all your brunches and lunches.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 Lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 cup diagonally sliced celery
    1 cup diagonally sliced green onion
    1 cup light mayonnaise
    2 TBL Dijon mustard
    2 TBL honey
    1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
    1/2 cup craisins

Directions

Boil chicken breasts in salted water for 20 minutes. Drain and allow to cool. While chicken cooks, mix mayonnaise, Dijon, and honey and whisk until well blended. Slice celery and green onion. Cut chicken into large chunks and mix together with celery and onion. Mix chicken mixture with the mayonnaise mixture. Add pecans and craisins and toss well. Serve on lettuce or spinach leaves. This is a really good salad. Makes 6 servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANNETTEBELISLE.






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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this - but I have to disagree with the nutr info. Pecans have much more calories and fat in them then listed on the nutr info. I guess I should have plugged this in my diet diary before making and eating it for lunch. actually 288cal 18 carb 17 fat 18 prot. Also too much dressing - 9/25/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I absolutely love this recipe. I like to make a batch on Sunday night and take it to work all week with a whole wheat wrap and some lettuce. This recipe is also fantastic when made with almonds. - 3/4/12

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  • Delicious! I replaced the light mayo with 1/2 cup plain yogurt and 1/2 cup Light Miracle Whip. We'll be eating this all summer long! - 6/12/11

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  • Super yum. I like to mix half craisins and half dried cherries. Also, to spice it up I add 1/2 tsp smoked paprika and 1/2 tsp garlic powder. - 4/24/11

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  • Been looking for this recipe;local grocery makes the full fat version in the deli. Prob w/theirs is the dressing:chicken ratio (would u like some chicken with your dressing?) I subbed .5C plain greek yogurt for .5C mayo. Still little too much dressing for my liking, but easy to remove some. THANKS!! - 4/4/11

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  • This was really good! I didn't have any green onions so I used Chives and made just half the recipe since it is just for me. - 10/17/10

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  • Excellent! I was surprised how much I liked the dijon in the recipe. I omitted the honey (due to diet) and celery. Thanks for the recipe! - 8/26/10

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  • This is seriously the best salad I have ever had!!!! - 5/8/10

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  • I like! However, I did you Miracle Whip Light and Grey Poupon Honey Mustard. Wrapped in a flat bread. Really good! - 5/4/10

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  • This is great!! Thanks - 4/10/10

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  • Wonderful and so easy! - 3/20/10

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  • Made it...delicious! Cooking the chicken for a second batch for this week's lunches. Was great with spinach drizzled with a viniagrette and equally yummy on a wrap. - 3/12/10

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  • This sounds good have you also tried oranges. - 3/7/10

    Reply from ANNETTEBELISLE (3/7/10)
    Thanks. It's funny you mention oranges. Although I haven't tried with this recipe, I was just about to enter a recipe for an old dish I used toeat like 20 years ago. I am crazy for oranges in recipes. I have a great chinese chicken salad recipe I use oranges in. I will enter that too Thanks again!


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  • this sound so incredible.. thanks - 3/7/10

    Reply from ANNETTEBELISLE (3/7/10)
    Thanks. It is really good. Enjoy!


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