Friday, July 20, 2012

Chicken Salad with Orange Cranberry Vinaigrette


Chicken salad is one of my favorite summer dinners: it's easy to throw together but it's so fresh-tasting and flavorful.  I made this version based off of one I had at a friend's bridal shower.  The orange cranberry vinaigrette really heightens the flavor of the dried cranberries and keeps the chicken salad nice and moist.  Happy Friday!

Orange Cranberry Chicken Salad
4 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 (5 oz) package dried cranberries
1 1/2 cups halved grapes
3/4 cup pecan halves, chopped
3 Tbsp mayonnaise
6 Tbsp Orange Cranberry Vinaigrette (I used Organicville), plus more for serving
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Combine chicken, cranberries, grapes, and pecans in large bowl and stir to mix well.  Add the mayonnaise and combine until evenly distributed.  Pour in dressing and stir until thoroughly combined.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Before serving, add additional vinaigrette to taste.

4 comments:

  1. This sounds so refreshing for the summer!
    Happy Friday :-)

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  2. i'm always looking for a good chicken salad recipe with both grapes and pecans! looks like i finally found one :)

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