Prep Time
20 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 to 6 servings

The mayonnaise-and-honey mixture is reminiscent of poppy seed dressing. If you prefer a less sweet salad dressing, reduce the amount of honey.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients.

Step 2

Whisk together mayonnaise and next 3 ingredients. Add to chicken mixture, stirring gently until combined. Garnish, if desired.

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Ratings & Reviews

kristenpung's Review

JDanielle
July 03, 2014
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LynnieM's Review

kristenpung
April 13, 2014
My fave chicken salad recipe. Bake your own chicken breasts for the most flavorful and fresh salad!

ALBBaker's Review

heathermduffey
August 11, 2013
Sweet and delicious.

BugaMom's Review

MyraDP
April 11, 2013
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everettedl's Review

LynnieM
October 23, 2012
A little too sweet. I really like this but I had to cut out some of the honey mayonnaise dressing as it was way to much for me. I used the sweetened craisins with reduced sugar, it was way too sweet! Lol, I think I'll go with unsweetened cranberries or rasins next time. Great recipe!

Boltogr's Review

takeoutqueen
August 20, 2012
I love this recipe. We've made it about three times now. I have made a few tweaks though. For one, I only add 1/2 cup of mayo, and substitute another half cup with sour cream. I have added a couple more spoonfuls of the sour cream if needed. I also just use any nuts that I have on hand, which is always almond. For the cranberries I use cherry juice infused, but I'm sure it will be great with any flavor. I use a rotisserie chicken and this last time I used cucumber. The cucumber was great but I do prefer the celery. Great for sandwiches and also with pita chips. Yummy!

purplesatin's Review

marcih
January 07, 2012
this is delicous but would love to get the recipe for other salad next to it with the tomatoes cucumbers and peppers any help let me know purplesatin2001@yahoo.com

MyraDP's Review

kascps02
August 24, 2011
This is a family favorite!

kascps02's Review

JoyRiggs
August 17, 2011
Absolutely delicious! The best chicken salad I've had in a very long time. I did add a little green onion since I love them, but otherwise, wouldn't change a thing!

jackie2830's Review

JohannaH
July 13, 2011
This is basically my chicken salad except I add both chopped golden Delicious apple and green grapes and leave out the honey and cranberries........it's an easy to tweak chicken salad to make your own and everyone loves the flavor combos! What I especially love is Southern Living's use of tart shells in the presentation........who'd have thought of that? I will use some mini pate brisee shells I make the next time........like a cold chicken pot pie that would be very impressive to serve to guests or as others have said for showers and such. Caprese or fruit salad on the side would be spectacular. Thanks for the ideas!