Chicken Salad With Cranberries, Pecans, and Poppy Seed

This delightful chicken salad combines tender chicken with sweet cranberries, crunchy pecans, and a tangy poppy seed dressing. Perfect for a light lunch or a refreshing side dish, it’s both flavorful and nutritious.


  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh lettuce leaves or mixed greens (optional, for serving)


  1. Prepare the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, poppy seeds, honey, and apple cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Mix the Salad: In a large bowl, combine the diced chicken, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, celery, and red onion.
  3. Combine: Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and gently toss until everything is evenly coated.
  4. Chill: Cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Serve: Serve the chicken salad on its own, or over fresh lettuce leaves or mixed greens for a light and refreshing meal.

Enjoy this delicious and easy-to-make chicken salad that’s perfect for any occasion!

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