CRANBERRY-PECAN CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH

January 12, 2015
cranberry-pecan chicken salad sandwich, sandwich, chicken, weeknight dinner, lunch, healthy

This is my go-to recipe during the week when time is of the essence and my originally planned out meal falls through, which tends to happen more often than I’d like but then again…this isn’t so bad to fall back on. It is the perfect combination of flavors and texture all in a protein filled, hearty cranberry-pecan chicken salad sandwich. I hope you find yourself enjoying this recipe very soon!

Cranberry-Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich

Ingredients
2 chicken breasts (bone-in, skin-on)
1/4 cup pecans, toasted and roughly chopped
1/3 cup granny apple, diced into small chunks (1/4-1/2 inch)
1/2 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
1.5 tablespoons shallot, minced
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons light mayo (I use Duke’s but use your favorite)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or champagne vinegar)
1 tablespoon rosemary, minced
Himalayan salt
fresh cracked black pepper

Prepare

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 35 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Set aside to cool.

2. Once chicken is cool enough to handle shred chicken by placing in a stand mixer and mix for 1-2 minutes using a paddle attachment.

3. Mix together greek yogurt, mayo, apple cider vinegar, and rosemary.

4. In a large bowl, combine, shredded chicken (about 2 cups), pecans, shallots, green apple, and cranberries. Toss with dressing until well combined.

5. Season to taste with the Himalayan salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Chill for at least an hour until ready to serve.

 

Cranberry-Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 chicken breasts (bone-in, skin-on)
  2. 1/4 cup pecans, toasted and roughly chopped
  3. 1/3 cup granny apple, diced into small chunks (1/4-1/2 inch)
  4. 1/2 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  5. 1.5 tablespoons shallot, minced
  6. 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  7. 2 tablespoons light mayo (I use Duke’s but use your favorite)
  8. 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or champagne vinegar)
  9. 1 tablespoon rosemary, minced
  10. Himalayan salt
  11. fresh cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 35 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Set aside to cool.
  2. Once chicken is cool enough to handle shred chicken by placing in a stand mixer and mix for 1-2 minutes using a paddle attachment.
  3. Mix together greek yogurt, mayo, apple cider vinegar, and rosemary.
  4. In a large bowl, combine, shredded chicken (about 2 cups), pecans, shallots, green apple, and cranberries. Toss with dressing until well combined.
  5. Season to taste with the Himalayan salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Chill for at least an hour until ready to serve.
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cranberry-pecan chicken salad sandwich, sandwich, chicken, weeknight dinner, lunch, healthy

author: Teresa Gonzalez

<p>Teresa is a South Florida native who is a photographer that also has a passion for food. She’s a seeker of sunshine, lazy days at the beach, and exquisite food.</p>

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comAugust 16, 2015

    What a cool idea! I must say, I’m glad you didn’t make the cones – I was feeling singularly unaccomplished!

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comOctober 14, 2015

    congratulations! so happy for you and your family!

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    MargaretNovember 18, 2015

    Hello Teresa, I am so very excited to try your cider bourbon glazed turkey, however the recipe states you have included your own cider bourbon glaze recipe “below”…but it is not there. Would you please send it to me? My William sonoma is out. Thank you have a wonderful thanksgiving! Margaret

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    anna kraft heinOctober 8, 2017

    Hi Teresa! I’m in the same boat as Margaret! Where is the cider bourbon recipe? I don’t see it, either. Can’t wait to try!

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