Chicken Salad

This recipe was initially called “Holiday Chicken Salad”. I am thinking the one who named it was thinking of Christmas, because of the dried cranberries. However, I would say this works quite well as a summer holiday (as in vacation) salad as well. The flavours really went very well together, and it made a great chicken salad, either on its own, or in a sandwich.

I think that salads that use a combination of meat, fruit (dried or fresh), vegetables & nuts coated in a mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip) based dressing are fantastic. The combinations are endless. This recipe can be tweaked to fit your likes, or what you have on hand. If you don’t have the dried cranberries, you can use raisins or even fresh grapes. If you don’t have pecans, use walnuts, almonds or sunflower seeds. Using this basic recipe, you can come up with a number of variations. What’s your favorite meat/fruit/nut combo??




  1. Leslie says

    MMM.thats some tasty looking chicken salad throw an apple or two in there and it would be even more yummy!

  2. Jeanine says

    You know, Leslie, I did add an apple to it! I totally forgot, but I did. It really added a great sweet crispness to it. Thanks for the tip! :)

  3. Jennifer says

    Chicken, crushed pineapple and pecans! And miracle whip of course :) I don’t know if you still get the comments on these old entries, but if you do, can I ask what you have used as a wrap?

  4. Jeanine says

    Hi Jennifer, funny you should ask. I tried a new recipe for wraps then, but to me, they didn’t taste very good, and were more like crepes than a tortilla. So, it was back to the drawing board for that. If I do ever find a wrap recipe I really like, it will definitely be posted here though! :)

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