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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is an easy recipe that a whole family would love! It’s a great side dish or light dinner. This salad makes a wonderful meal for the holiday menu, especially Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is one of the best chicken salads you’ll ever taste! The homemade, easy-to-make poppy seed dressing makes this salad quite special. Give yourself and your family a treat – scroll down to the recipe and make this salad!

Great recipe for leftovers: Not only is this salad great with chicken, it will also work great with leftover turkey meat since Thanksgiving is coming up!

This Easy Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad is packed with protein and the perfect way to use up leftover turkey! It’s got tender chicken, tart green apples, cranberries, pecans, and savory seasonings in a creamy Greek yogurt mayo sauce. The best flavor combination!

Chicken salad is my favorite thing to prep ahead of time on a Sunday. This simple salad is the perfect easy recipe and healthy no-cook lunch to have throughout the week. I love serving this Easy Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad on lettuce wraps or on gluten free bread. It’s packed with sweet and savory flavors, simple ingredients like crunchy pecans, and lots of protein. I am personally a big fan of adding fruit to my chicken salad. The combination of tart dried cranberries and Granny Smith apples with the savory chicken and spices is amazing. This cranberry pecan chicken salad recipe is also perfect for using up leftover chicken or Thanksgiving turkey!


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½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
2 tablespoon honey softened
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
salt to taste
4 cups chicken breast , cooked, chopped (about 2 chicken breasts)
1 cup pecans , chopped
½ cup dried cranberries
4 green onions , chopped


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. Whisk until well combined. Add salt, to taste.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients. Add salad dressing and toss to coat.
  3. Add salt, to taste.
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