Chicken Salad (and a giveaway)

A few years ago I discovered Patsy’s Chicken Salad.  It opened my eyes to the use of dried cranberries and poppy seeds in my chicken salad, and I’ve never turned back.  It takes a normal chicken salad over the edge.  Over the years, I’ve sort of adapted it to my own so I don’t have to look up the recipe every time I make it.  Sometimes I add apples, sometimes grapes, sometimes nuts.  Just depends on my mood.

This is the version I made last week. 
Amy’s Chicken Salad
Inspired by The Pioneer Woman
  • 1 large chicken breast, cooked
  • 1/2 apple (I used Fuji, but Granny Smiths are great too)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fat free plain yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Chop the chicken breast into small bite-size pieces.  Combine with all other ingredients.  Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors mesh and the cranberries will plump a bit.
I ate this on a sandwich thin the first day, but the second day it was really good with some crackers.  Crunchmaster sent me a case of their crackers to review and this chicken salad was really good scooped on top.

The name says it all…these crackers are CRUNCHY.  You can’t eat these things quietly.  I wasn’t sure how these would be since the first thing I noticed was that they’re gluten-free.  Gluten-free stuff tends to have a strange texture sometimes, but these are just like “normal” crackers.  My husband even got upset when I insinuated I might bring some to work to share.  I believe the exact quote was, “I’m not sharing!”

Okay, fine, he didn’t want to share with my coworkers.  But then he said he didn’t even want to share with our son!  That’s taking it too far, friend.  So I packaged up some snack bags with crackers for the little guy to take to school.  They were gone in a heartbeat.
What I personally like about them is that they’re baked, and have 65% less fat than regular multigrain chips.  Score!
Since Crunchmaster sent me a case of chips, it’s only fair that they send you one too, right?  Fill out the Rafflecopter form below and you could get a whole case (that’s 12 bags, folks) of White Cheddar Multigrain Crackers.

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetSMblogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

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  1. Marty

    I cheated last week and mixed up some Panera Poppyseed dressing that I had in my fridge with some mayo. Add pecans, apple, and cranberries and poof – instant chicken salad 🙂

    Also – a little cheaper than poppyseeds straight.

  2. Lawrence

    I had Chicken Salad for lunch with walnuts and cranberries…would have loved some crackers with them. Also like to add celery seed to the salad and even a little orange peel.

  3. Tim

    I’m not a fan of chicken salad generally, because I don’t like mayo. But I do like crackers! Since I started eating more gluten free things (my partner can’t have gluten at all), I’ve been kind of missing crackers. Around this time of year, I usually do cheese and sausage on crackers.

  4. Tonya

    I love cheese and crackers but couldn’t have them for the past couple of years due to gluten issues. My daughter found these at the store and they are my FAVORITE!

  5. Anonymous

    Cheese is always a favorite with crackers. I also eat hummus with them too. Mostly though I eat them just as they are.
    -april v.

  6. Lisa~~

    Hi Amy,

    I was so excited when I was assigned your blog this month for SRC as I have been a reader of yours for a while and had a couple of your recipes saved in my “need to make” file. In the end I chose this chicken salad and WOW was it delicious and perfect. I am posting this comment early as I’m traveling today, heading home from Naples FL. to Atlanta, GA so a 10 hour drive without internet service so even though my post is scheduled it may not make it onto the hop until I get home tonight and I didn’t want you to think you were an orphan. I did ask Jane if she could add it but I haven’t heard back from her so I’ll check it out when I get home tonight. Anyhow, thanks for a great recipe and I love your blog and participating in your weekly hop.

    Cook Lisa Cook

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