Pecan & Cranberry Chicken Salad


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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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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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  • Good
    I like this recipe but the nutrition information is way off. How can you have a pound of chicken breast divided into six portions and only get 3 grams of protein. Pound of chicken is 139 grams of protein divided by 6 is at least 23 grams per serving. This just doesn't seem right. Craisins are very h - 4/20/18

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  • Very Good
    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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  • Very Good
    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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