Easy Chicken Salad with Fresh Dill


Summer is here! With all the sunshiny warmth, sometimes I’m in the mood for a light, simple lunch. I have some dill growing in my garden, and it was the inspiration for these yummy chicken salad sandwiches.

DSCN4481Here’s what you need: 2 cups chopped cooked chicken, green onions, 3 sprigs of dill, 1 stalk chopped celery,  dried cranberries (optional), pecans(optional but so good!), approx. 3/4 cup mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste. Makes 4 sandwiches.

DSCN4486Snip the onions and dill into little pieces with a pair of kitchen scissors, and coarsely chop the pecans. Mince the cranberries.

I had pecans that I harvested locally and was able to use them in this recipe. After trying to remove the pecans from their shells, I can appreciate why chopped pecans cost approximately $92.76 per teaspoon at the grocery. 🙂


Easy Chicken Salad with Fresh Dill

Mix all ingredients together with mayo and salt and pepper to taste. I like my chicken salad on the dry side, so I only used about 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. If you don’t like dried cranberries, you can substitute raisins or quartered grapes or just omit them altogether.

Are you eating gluten-free? Try it rolled in some romaine lettuce as a wrap or with some gluten-free crackers.

Trying to eat low-carb? This could be a welcome change in how you eat chicken.

I like chicken salad served on a croissant or with crackers. How do you like  your chicken salad?

For dessert, why don’t you take some cookie dough out of the freezer and bake yourself some fresh cookies?




11 responses »

  1. I should know better than to read a post about food this late at night. Now I’m going to have to go raid the fridge to see how many of these ingredients I have on hand. Trouble is, I know I’m missing most of them which means I’ll probably be going for cookie dough without the healthy accompanyment. Oh well, I’m grocery shopping in the morning, at least I know what to add to my list.

    • Let me know how you like it; I hope you like it as much as I do. It’s also a great way to use up leftover chicken; sometimes I deliberately cook extra meat so it is ready to to for the next night.

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  3. Chicken and Turkey salad are two of my favorite bound salads. Your recipe is very similar to the same we used in the restaurant. Although I love pecans, next time you make your salad try one of these in place of the pecans. Toasted Walnuts chopped or (my favorite) toasted pine nuts.

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