Poppy Seed Chicken Salad

Fresh basil, orange zest, and honey add bright flavor to Poppy Seed Chicken Salad.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons minced shallots
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon orange zest
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
4 cups diced cooked chicken
1 cup diced celery
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup chopped toasted pecans


Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; whisk basil, orange zest, honey, and poppy seeds into mayonnaise mixture. Stir in chicken and celery. Stir cranberries into chicken mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill 3 hours. Stir in pecans just before serving.
July 2013