Thursday, January 2, 2014

Creamy Harvest Chicken Salad

I am an honest to goodness chicken salad FANATIC! I love how this salad mixes a creamy dressing in with savory chicken, crunchy pecans, sweet grapes, apples, and tart cranberries.

People sometimes call this "Waldorf" chicken salad, but I consider mine a harvest chicken salad because you can throw whatever you want into it. Sub the pecans for almonds, add in pears instead of apples, red onion instead of green... This salad is yours for the making!

Girl, clean out your pantry and fridge and make you some of this chicken salad...

For the salad:
1 1/2-2 lbs of Chicken Breasts, cooked, cooled, and chopped
1 cup chopped green grapes
3 green onions, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 of a Gala apple, diced
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup chopped pecans

For the dressing:
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup low fat sour cream
juice of 1/2 a lemon
dash of salt
dash of seasoned pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Finely dice all of the salad ingredients so they are roughly the same size. Place in a large mixing bowl and set aside while you prepare your dressing.

In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients for your dressing. *You may sub Greek yogurt for the mayo as a low cal option! Also, add more or less seasonings based off of your desired taste... ANY thing can be substituted here.

Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Start with only half as you may not like as much as we do. Stir to fully incorporate the dressing into the salad!

Eat this creamy salad by itself, on a roll, over a nice bed of mixed greens, or as an appetizer with whole grain crackers... Delish!


  1. Yum! I love the abundance of fruit in this chicken salad. Def pinning this and trying it out soon :)

    1. Great Ali, I can't wait to hear how you like it! I love the added sweetness and crunch the fruit gives! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by :)