Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dried Cherry Chicken Salad

This cold chicken salad is easy to prepare and features a variety of interesting textures. The crunch of the tart Granny Smith apples contrast nicely with the soft chewy dried cherries. It's a great warm weather dinner and is no cook, if you use leftover chicken breast to make it. I enjoyed this a lot when my mom made it for dinner during one of our visits to her house.
1 cup dried tart cherries
4 chicken breast halves, cooked & cubed
3 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
2 Granny Smith apples, coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped pecans
1-1/4 cups mayonnaise (I use light)
½ cup chopped parsley (optional)
1 Tbsp. raspberry vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste
Mix cherries, chicken, celery, apples and pecans in a large bowl. Combine the mayo, parsley and raspberry vinegar in a bowl. Add to chicken mixture and toss lightly to coat well. Season with salt and pepper. Chill for 2 hours or longer. Serve on a bed of red leaf lettuce. Goes well with croissants and the strawberry spinach salad I shared last week.


Shared At: Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Bedlam & Beauty, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, and Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff.

11 Friends Said:

Anonymous said...

I love chicken salad. And this recipe looks wonderful. Thanks. I'm your newest follower.

Anonymous said...

Yummy! I love chicken salad making it for tomorows lunches!

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Yummm! I am so picking up some dried cherries from Trader Joe's today, thanks for sharing sweetie!

Rebecca said...

MMMM, this looks so good!!

Tara said...

YUM! This reminded me of my favorite - Waldorf Salad though I know it is quite different w/ the chicken. Definitely going to bookmark this recipe.

Jessica Rodarte said...

i'll have to make this! yuuuum!

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...


Alex said...

ohh that looks yummy, tfs :) I will have to try it :)

Katie said...

That salad looks so amazingly YUM to me! I might have to swap it in to this week's menu plan. Perfectly summery.

Christy said...

Yum! I had dried cherries in a chicken for the first time at Mackinaw Island this summer...and loved it! I can't wait to try your recipe!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Katie, you chicken salad looks wonderful!!! Thanks for the recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

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