I was very excited this month when I received my Secret Recipe Club assignment as I was assigned Amy’s A Little Nosh, a blog which I have followed for a long time and one where, when I have my act together, I participate in her weekly Tastetastic Thursday blog hop. Since I’ve been a long time reader of Amy’s blog it didn’t take me ages and ages to find a recipe that I wanted to make as I already had a few of hers saved in my “need to make” file. For some reason most of the recipes included using chicken like her Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs, Sweet and Sour Chicken and the one I chose to make, Amy’s Chicken Salad. Part of the reason I chose Amy’s Chicken Salad was, I was asked by Maisie’s gym to make lunch for the judges at a gymnastics meet the gym was hosting and they happened to request chicken salad on croissants so what better time to try out a new recipe.
One thing that I really liked about Amy’s recipe was that she made it sound adaptable to whatever added ingredients you’d choose to include. I have to say that this chicken salad was the hands down best chicken salad I’ve ever eaten and it only got better the second day once all the flavors really came together. I really loved the sweet little bites of apple and cranberry and the little added cinnamon crunch of the cashews was always a nice surprise. The combination of yogurts, sour cream & mayonnaise gave a creamy richness and because I used some honey yogurt, just a touch of sweetness. This is now my go-to chicken salad recipe and I know that this summer it will be served time and time again in wraps, sandwiches and atop salads.
- 2 lbs. boneless, skinless white meat “Rotisserie” Chicken, cut or pulled into small bite-size chunks
- 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
- 1 large Fuji apple, peeled, seeded & cut into 1/8-inch dice
- 1 cup coarsely chopped cinnamon cashews
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 6 oz. plain Greek yogurt
- 6 oz. honey Greek yogurt
- 8 oz. sour cream
- 8 oz. Hellmann’s real mayonnaise
In a large bowl mix the yogurts, sour cream and mayonnaise together. Add the chicken, dried cranberries, apple, cinnamon cashews and poppy seeds and mix together. Enjoy immediately or for even better flavor, cover and refrigerate overnight.
My previous Secret Recipe Club Recipe Posts:Broiled Sushi
Health(ier) Peanut Brittle
Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites
Texas Chicken with Lime Butter
Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens
Thin Mint Irish Coffee
Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
Cilantro Lime Chicken
Home Style Chicken Curry