You guys. You guys. Have you fully embraced the glory of chicken salad in your life? I didn't grow up eating chicken salad and honestly never really thought anything of it until last year when I started to regularly bring my lunch to work. I was looking for easy lunch recipes that I could make in bulk on Sunday, and chicken salad emerged as the hero it truly is.
Here's why chicken salad is so special (in case you needed convincing): It's endlessly versatile, it's scalable, you don't need a ton of ingredients to make it, you can put it on a salad or a sandwich, and when it's done right it tastes like magic.
If you're looking for a new recipe to try out for lunch, you should check out this chicken salad recipe from Belly Full, which has been saved over 107,000 times on Pinterest. It's the most popular chicken salad on the social platform.
This is not your typical chicken salad recipe. The blogger behind Belly Full noted that this recipe was inspired by one of her friends, and that before that her chicken salad consisted of just "chicken, mayo, some seasonings, and lettuce." This recipe goes way beyond this by adding Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, pecans, dried cranberries, and apple. The result is something with great texture and a little more tang than your typical chicken salad, thanks to the fruit and yogurt.
Belly Full mentions that this salad is great by itself, but also very delicious in a sandwich — especially when the "bread" of that sandwich is a croissant.
See it on Pinterest: The Best Chicken Salad from Belly Full
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