Fruit & Nut Chicken Salad

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
2 hrs

From The Gadsden Times (online edition) by Mary Lucille Jordan. Can be made with poached or roasted chicken or turkey. Dried cranberries can be substituted for the raisins -- diced celery can be substituted for the onions! Chill if desired, or serve immediately. -------- The salad pictured is made with raisins, both celery and green onions to fill the 1/3 cup measure, (not 1/3 cup of each), and about twice the amount of toasted almonds as called for in the recipe -- the almonds were so good I couldn't resist doubling the amount! It is a nice combination of flavors -- NOTE: salt and pepper can be added to taste.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine dried fruit and apple juice in a small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl. Bring to a simmer and stir. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  2. Mix mayonnaise and mustard in a medium bowl. Add chicken (or turkey), green onions (or celery) and toasted almonds. Mix well. Stir cooled fruit into chicken mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill if desired, or serve immediately.
  3. Serve over salad greens as a main dish salad, or in pita pockets or on multi-grain bread as a sandwich filling.
  4. Cook time is recommended chill time!
  5. NOTE: 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts = 2 cups cooked, cubed chicken, or a 3 pound whole chicken yields about 4 1/2 cups cooked/diced.
Most Helpful

5 5

Yummy chicken salad! I used cranberries and celery. I loved the flavor of the mustard/mayo dressing and didn't need to add any salt or pepper. Served in romaine lettuce "boats" and really enjoyed - thanks for sharing the recipe!

5 5

I shredded my chicken instead of having it diced, but otherwise followed the recipe. Very good, and I enjoyed mine over baby arugula. Made for Rookie tag game! Thanks for sharing!

5 5

Mmmmmmm! I had some leftover chicken and this was a perfect use for it. Used chopped frozen cranberries as they have less sugar than the dried ones. the apple juice was inspired and really elevated the recipe. I think that French Tart's idea of adding apple would be great too but I didn't add any this time. This is creamy, a little sweet, a little tangy and all together marvelous.