This recipe uses canned chicken, but if you want to use leftover chunked chicken or turkey, it 's even better. A dab of sweet relish is a nice taste surprise, and we love the apples, pecans, and raisins. The creamy salad dressing finishes it off nicely.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix chicken, apple, raisins, celery, pecans, yogurt, and relish together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.

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  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Cucumber is an interesting substitution possibility for the celery.

Use leftover chicken or turkey in place of the canned chicken to make this even better, if you have it on hand.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 19.6g; fat 8.6g; cholesterol 14.7mg; sodium 133.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2014
I made two changes--I used 2% plain Greek yogurt and for the dried fruit a mix of raisins, golden raisins, and cranberries. I do think I would have liked a little something added to the yogurt--maybe a little lemon juice or even a touch of lemon curd. I'll experiment a little because the salad ingredients are wonderful. I used Costco's canned chicken, but I'm thinking I'd almost rather use a more solid form of chicken (I'm envisioning something like Trader Joe's Just Chicken). It does get better with age, so while it made a good lunch yesterday, I think tomorrow the leftovers will make an even better one! Thanks, pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2014
I made two changes--I used 2% plain Greek yogurt and for the dried fruit a mix of raisins, golden raisins, and cranberries. I do think I would have liked a little something added to the yogurt--maybe a little lemon juice or even a touch of lemon curd. I'll experiment a little because the salad ingredients are wonderful. I used Costco's canned chicken, but I'm thinking I'd almost rather use a more solid form of chicken (I'm envisioning something like Trader Joe's Just Chicken). It does get better with age, so while it made a good lunch yesterday, I think tomorrow the leftovers will make an even better one! Thanks, pepper. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2015
I used leftover rabbit for the chicken. I didn't have yogurt so used sour cream and subbed the pecans with walnuts. It's very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2019
What a refreshing recipe for chicken salad. I used caned chicken breast and chopped up a pickle as I didn't have relish. Thank you for a delicious recipe. Read More
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