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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

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Ingredients

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  • The BEST cranberry pecan chicken salad. Perfect dip or sandwich filling!
  • 2 cups prepared rotisserie chicken, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (cherry infused for an even more delicious chicken salad!)
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup full fat mayonaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (fat free or light is great!)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons poppyseeds
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Croissants or other Sandwich Rolls (add some lettuce for a sandwich)
  • Thinly sliced apples
  • Celery Sticks
  • Crackers

Details

Adapted from Chelseasmessyapron.com

Preparation

Step 1

To toast the pecans: pour the pecans into an even layer in a small, dry (no need to add oil or anything) skillet over medium-heat and stir them around a bit until they are fragrant, lightly browned, and toasted to your liking. Watch carefully to avoid burning the nuts (they can go from toasted to burned VERY quickly)
In a large bowl, add in the chopped rotisserie chicken, toasted and chopped pecans, dried cranberries, and thinly sliced celery.
Add the mayo, sour cream, honey, Dijon mustard, poppyseeds, lemon juice, and a generous (or to taste) sprinkle of salt + pepper.
Gently stir all of the ingredients together until combined. Taste and adjust for seasonings (salt, pepper, additional lemon, etc.)
Enjoy with crackers, apples, and celery sticks OR layer it on a croissant and add some lettuce. Enjoy immediately.

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