Sweet And Fruity Honey Pecan Chicken Salad – Great On Sandwich Rolls!

I love to take this to brunch potluck events. It’s just the right amount of heavy that it doesn’t over stuff you like a dinner dish would. It’s something different than traditional breakfast foods that are all too often all that’s available at a brunch. A lot of times, by the time I get to a brunch, I have already eaten breakfast, so I like to steer more towards the lunch items. This is one of those items that I’m not afraid to take some of my own while going through the buffet line. If I don’t, I’d probably never get any because it disappears so fast!


This is great just the way it is, but it’s also versatile, so feel free to make it your own!



4 c cooked chicken breast, cubed
1 1/2 c green or red seedless grapes, sliced
1 c pecans, chopped
1/2 c Hellmann’s mayonnaise
1/4 c Daisy sour cream
2 Tbsp honey
3/4 c celery, chopped fine (optional)
1 tsp poppy seeds (optional)
seasoning to taste (i use cajun seasoning, like tony cachere’s)


Combine seasoned chicken, grapes, celery (if used) and pecans in a large bowl, set aside.
Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, honey and poppy seeds in a small bowl to blend. Add to chicken mixture.
Toss well to coat. Serve over lettuce, or with your favorite bread or crackers.
Note: the original recipe doesn’t call for celery. I add it when I want to change the taste up a bit and add a little more crunch. It’s equally delicious either way. Another variation is to use dried cranberries in place of the grapes.


Quick Tip: Add in some shredded cheddar cheese for a boost in flavor.

Thank you to Nourished Simply for this great photo.