Sonoma Chicken Salad

Sonoma Chicken Salad

60 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 90% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

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"


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.

Verified by stevemur
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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 9m ago

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

Awesome. I make this all the time and it's even better when you add fresh herbs like tarragon :-)
vanacrane 2y ago

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

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

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

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

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

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