Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries & Pistachios

Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries & Pistachios

Weather: 0 degrees, very light sprinkling of snow

My mother-in-law is here for a visit and, in thinking about what to make us for lunch, I came up with this yummy and versatile chicken salad. Sweet-tart cherries, the crunch of salty pistachios, and some other fun goodies make for delightful little surprises in every bite. This isn’t your standard chicken salad. And, you can serve it up so many ways – on top of greens for a salad, on bread or croissant for a delicious sandwich, a heaping spoonful in half of an avocado, or on crackers for a light snack.

Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries & Pistachios


Yields: 4 servings

  • 2 chicken breast halves, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2c green onions, sliced
  • 1/2c tart apple, chopped
  • 1/4c pistachios, shelled and roughly chopped
  • 1/3c dried cherries
  • 1t poppy seeds
  • 1/4c mayonaise
  • 1t dijon mustard
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1/4t black pepper

In a bowl, mix all ingredients together until fully combined. Cover and chill in refrigerator at least one hour before serving.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

This looks fabulous. I'm so excited to give this a try, mainly because I have 90% of the ingredients right in my pantry. Plus it looks so easy. I might just put this on a croissant and enjoy it as a sandwich. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe!


I was fortunate to taste this salad first hand! Thanks Maya for the tasty lunch! Looking forward to more while I'm here! Debbie

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

It was fabulous. It actually tasted better as leftovers since the flavors were really able to meld together.


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