Sonoma Chicken Salad

Sonoma Chicken Salad

Ready in 30 minutes
60 review(s) averaging 4.6. 90% would make again

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Best Chicken Salad EVER!! (And I hate chicken salad!)

"the reviews called my attention to this one, we were in need of a fast chick-salad for unexpected guests. i had some back-yard smoked chicken in the fridge from the day before. the only thing i changed was reducing the mayo a bit. as the prior reviewers indicated, this had a stellar flavor.
this is now on a pesonal go-to list everytime we have leftover chicken! thanks tdscollon"


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For Dressing
1 cup Mayonnaise
4 teaspoons Apple cider vinegar
5 teaspoon Honey
2 teaspoons Poppy Seeds
Sea salt; to taste
Pepper; to taste
For Salad
2 pounds Chicken breast; boneless, skinless, cooked, shredded
3/4 cup Pecan pieces; toasted
2 cups Red seedless grapes
1 stalk Celery; thinly sliced

Original recipe makes 6



Prepare the dressing by thoroughly mixing together all dressing ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to dress the salad. The dressing can be prepared 2 days ahead.

Prepare/cook chicken. When the chicken is cooked and chilled, dice into bite-sized pieces and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in pecans, grapes, celery and dressing.


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This really was the BEST Salad. I never thought it would be so easy to make!! My Fiancee doesnt like chicken salad but he said this was AMAZING! It was so Flavorful! I would recommend this to EVERYONE!!!

Very good chicken salad. This one is a keeper. Thank you

Turned out perfect! love this recipe!



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Great! Add green onions
Hollywood104 7 months ago

Delicious! I used a rotisserie chicken from the deli! My new favorite.
Labthoms 1 year ago

I made it with three 13oz cans of chicken, and added some lemon juice and lemon zest. It was a bit dry but when put on a bed of lettuce with some feta and walnuts and drizzled with sweet poppyseed, OMG it was to do for!!
cokhmatov 1 year ago

Awesome. I make this all the time and it's even better when you add fresh herbs like tarragon :-)
vanacrane 1 year ago

My family really enjoyed this recipe. Next time I want to add apples!
angiehuffwentz 2 years ago

Very tasty, cool, summer dinner with crescents and fresh corn.
susan_bolig 2 years ago

Love this chicken salad recipe! It is exactly what I was hoping for! I fixed it just as the recipe called for and then added an apple to it. Perfect!
samantha_fleming1 2 years ago

This was so easy and taste great. Keeping this one as a favorite.
robbgriffin 2 years ago

I traded grapes for diced apple and walnut for the pecan.mmmmmmmm good.
ruthy8987 2 years ago

This is so good. For those who hate wasting calories, this is for you.
miawebb 2 years ago

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