~Chicken Salad~

~Unbelievable Chicken Salad~
Girls, this is the BEST chicken salad recipe I have ever had. The first time I had it was at a local Tea Room. Then not long after~ I received a catalog in the mail from~Through The Country Door~ many of you have probably seen this catalog. They always have very good and easy recipes in their catalog, and low and behold, they had this recipe in there....I knew it had to be the same as the chicken salad I had eaten at the Tea Room.....My SIL was working for the Tea Room, at the time, so I ask her about it and she said it was the same, except at the Tea Room, they add HONEY to the recipe, and believe me the honey makes the difference, I also use pecans, but you could use walnuts, I just like the pecans better. One thing I want to note: I think this chicken salad is better the next day, you can certainly eat it after making it and it is good then too. Lots of times when I make this I just make enough for me, I am the only one that eats it here. I just cut that recipe way down, kind of eye ball how much of the ingredients I want to use, I really don't think you could mess this salad up. Let me know if you try it and what you think....Nancy

~Here's the Recipe~
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, 1/2 cup cranraisins (dried cranberries), mayonnaise use as much mayonnaise as you like, 1 small pkg. chopped pecans, 1 tall stalk celery, honey to the taste you like, salt and pepper to taste~Boil chicken breasts until tender; drain and cool completely. Dice chicken into small bits. Stir in cranraisins, pecans, and celery. Mix in enough mayonnaise to make salad spreadable. Salt and pepper lightly. Refrigerate about 1 hour; stir again before serving.


This is one of my favorite foods to fix for parties and get togethers....It has always been a real WINNER! You won't be disappointed in this one.~

If you haven't seen the back porch re-do....check it out, it's the post under this one.

Thanks every one for always taking time out of your day, to come by!

Blessings to you all, Nancy

17 comments

Vanessa said...

Nancy~

I do not have this recipe and cannot wait to try it! Thank you for sharing :) By the way, I love your green bowl!

~Vanessa

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Oh, yum!!!

I'm going to have to try this recipe! It sounds so good and EZ, too!

There was a lady, in TENNESSEE when I lived there, that made the most awesome Chicken Salad with Cranraisins...this just may be the salad. She always intended to give me her recipe...but I up and moved, unexpectedly. She also made a to-die-for Cornbread Salad, for which I DO have the recipe.

Tom.......We're having salad for supper tomorrow night!!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Darlene said...

Oh YUMMY...I will have to try this recipe. Looks easy too and I am ALL about easy and delish!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I've been looking for a good chicken salad recipe. This looks like it may be the one.
Thanks for posting,
Diane

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Nancy, This recipe sounds wonderful! I would have never thought to use cranraisins! I will have to try this recipe soon! Your porch makeover turned out great! The peach and orange looks great against the brick and pops against the black! I had a local monogrammer do my monogramming. I cut out my pillows or fabric pieces, and then sewed them after they had been monogrammed! ...much cheaper! :) You did a wonderful job pulling this all together!

Hugs, Rhonda :)

Picket said...

Ohhhh this sounds like it would be delicious! I will have to try this one! Oh and I love how your porch redo turned out..it does give you another whole room! Take care sweetie...

Tracey said...

Sounds Yummy :) It sounds a lot like a chicken salad they serve at my favorite locally owned restaurant, they serve it on a croisannt too.
I'll have to do like you do and make just enough for myself, cause my son would not eat it. Go figure!?

Melissa Wertz said...

This looks so good! Yum! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

Girl, your chicken salad sounds yummy! I've never heard of putting honey in it. I'm going to give it a try after the baby gets here and things settle down a bit.

Sue said...

Oh, Nancy that looks great. I'm making that today. Thanks for the recipe.
Hugs,
Sue

Classic Charm said...

Nancy,
Ok, now this sounds and looks delicious. I love how you used all green plates - how beautiful!
Hugs,
Rose

Gretchen said...

Thanks Nancy. I don't have this recipe but it looks delicious.

Gretchen
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Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I've had that recipe . It is GREAT !

Rue said...

Hi Nancy :)

It's 10:30 pm.... do you think that's too late to run to the store to buy the ingredients??? LOL Seriously yummy looking :)

Your new veranda looks wonderful!! It IS like another room. GREAT job :)

rue

linda said...

Just stopping by via A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...hope you don't mind.

Your Chicken Salad recipe looks divine! I will certainly be giving it a try.

Your blog looks like alot of fun...I'll be stopping back by. Take care and have a great weekend.

Linda

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

OOOooo, I bet the honey is the secret!! Looks delish. Gorgeous dishes!

Anonymous said...

now I have to go to the store, ive gota have this tonight! I just sent the recipe to my mom.

I've always loved chicken salad, thanks for sharing!