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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing – this is really 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!

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Not only is this salad great with chicken, it will also work great with leftover turkey meat, since Thanksgiving is coming up!  The salad has only 4 simple ingredients: cooked chicken, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and chopped green onions.

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What makes this salad really special is the homemade dressing, made with mayo, sour cream, a touch of Dijon mustard, honey, and poppy seeds! It’s delicious!

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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon honey, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • salt, to taste
  • Salad
  • 4 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast (about 2 chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 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. Add salt, to taste.



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  • Monica Mason December 6, 2016, 7:06 pm

    Made this for a party. Served on Wassa crackers and leftover on multigrain toast. Excellent!

    • Julia December 17, 2016, 7:34 pm

      Thank you, I am so glad you liked it!

  • Kay Carlisle July 14, 2017, 2:27 pm

    This is one fantastic salad. Love it.

  • Jennifer Kester November 21, 2017, 5:03 pm

    Pretty and delicious! It was great on top of a halved avocado and amazing on a croissant! I put a bit of chopped celery in it for extra crunch.

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