Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

This Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is a delightful blend of textures and flavors, perfect for those who love a salad that’s anything but ordinary. The sweetness of the cranberries pairs beautifully with the nutty crunch of the pecans, while the creamy poppy seed dressing ties everything together in a symphony of taste.

Not only is this salad incredibly easy to make, but it also offers a nutritious punch that makes it a great choice for lunch or a light dinner. Whether you’re looking to impress guests at your next gathering or simply want to treat yourself to a delicious and healthy meal, this chicken salad is sure to satisfy.

Full Recipe:


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, celery, and red onion.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, poppy seeds, apple cider vinegar, and honey until smooth.
  3. Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and gently stir to coat all ingredients evenly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes (including chilling time)

Kcal: 320 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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