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Soak the cranberries in enough hot tap water to cover for about 15 minutes and then drain on paper a towel. This will keep them from drawing moisture from the mayonnaise and thus creates a moister salad. I also added a little garlic powder.
Great salad that's not just for Holidays! This is fruity and crunchy plus it's a great way to use up some leftover grilled chicken that I hand on hand. I LOVE dried cranberries so this chicken salad was right up my alley. I chopped up the chicken and opted to leave out the green pepper as well as the paprika. I chopped up a mix of Granny Smith and Red Delicious apple and added that in it's place. I mixed the dressing in a separate bowl before folding it into the chicken and other ingredients. For the dressing I used Hellman's light mayo and cut it with a bit of reduced fat sour cream. I also used half curry powder and half seasoning salt for this salad I felt the curry powder just added that little extra something. I let this set in the fridge for a few hours and after sneaking a few bites - WOW what a wonderful combination of flavors! This was so good on whole grain bread. Thanks for a delicious recipe!
I served these on mini potato rolls and had good results. I made these a while back and am just now getting around to writing a review for them but I do remember they were good. I added dried cherries to mine.
I have been making chicken salad like this for a long time and it is delicious! I add red grapes with the dried crans and since I have been adding my "secret" ingredient it has gotten even more raves. I add one teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice Powder. Nobody can identify the special addition but if you try it you'll see just how much it improves the taste. It is indescribable!
Great chicken salad. Love the cranberries in it. We serve it on croissants. I have found a great way to cook boneless chicken breast. Place chicken in a pot cover with water and bring to a boil. Turn heat off cover and set timer for 20 minutes. The chicken will be moist and perfect.
This is excellent! I used candied pecans and they were DELICIOUS!! To candy your pecans all you do is put a cup of pecans in a saucepan over high heat and add about 1/2 cup of sugar. Stir frequently and once all the sugar is melted they are done. Careful not to over cook them as they burn easily. I take my pan off the stove when the sugar is ALMOST dissolved then just keep stirring while the rest dissolves. Place the pecans on a piece of wax paper to cool for about 10 minutes then chop up and add the the salad!!
I hate reviewers that give 5 stars and go on to say they changed virtually everything about a recipe...This one deserves 5 stars exactly as written. Excellent also with Craisins and half the seasoned salt. Great chicken salad!!
Tastes GREAT! Thanks for the recipe. I used 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts and cooked them in a skillet with a little seasoning as others had suggested. This amount of meat gave me exactly 4 cups. I thought I would need to do all the roasting of the pecans and things by other reviews but decided to keep it simple and it didn't need all that. I did leave out the green pepper. I like it but no one else does so out it goes. Amount of dressing is exactly right I guess I used light Miracle whip though.
This was o.k. I followed the recipe exactly and had it the same day as well as the next day. It was better the day after...but a bit dry IMO. There are so many dry ingredients and such little dressing that you can barely coat it all. Way too much crunch. There were more crunchies (bell pepper onion celery pecans) than there was chicken...and the chicken unfortunately took a backseat to the other ingredients. I have no paprika complaints but not sure what it did for the recipe. Maybe you could substitute onion powder for the green onions? And I'm going to skip the pecans maybe go with slivered almonds next chicken salad recipe I try; also nix the bell pepper.
Rating: 1 stars
I had high hopes for this based on all the positive reviews. A word of caution about the seasoned salt... maybe it's the brand I used (Lawrys) or the amount.. but it tastes horrible. All I can taste is the Lawrys. I won't be serving it at tomorrow's lunch. A big waste of ingredients. I might try it again without the seasoned salt.