Blueberry Pecan Chicken Salad

I’m not quite sure how it took this many years for some of my favorite things together in one recipe, but here we are. Pecans, blueberries and chicken plus a few other simple ingredients make this chicken salad seriously delicious.
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Blueberry Pecan Chicken Salad (GF, DF)

Chicken salad is one of my favorites and I particularly love it with large hunks or shreds of chicken where it really feels like a hearty and satisfying meal. The addition of plump blueberries, fresh pecans (roasting them would make this dish even more divine!) and crunchy yellow bell pepper, make this salad seriously satisfying.
Blueberry Pecan Chicken Salad (GF, DF)

Instead of traditional mayo, I used avocado oil mayo to amp up those heart healthy fats. Many folks ask me if avocado oil mayo tastes different and it doesn’t to me. If you think differently, I’d love to know!
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KISS Tip: Next time you fire up the grill, throw a couple extra chicken breasts on so you’ll have some extra to make this recipe or any of your other favorite recipes that call for shredded or cubed chicken breast!
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KISS Blueberry Pecan Chicken Salad
Time: 15 minutes (requires prep-prepared chicken breast)
Serves: 4

Ingredients
2 cups shredded chicken breast
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
1/4 cup avocado oil mayo
salt & pepper to taste
4 cups field greens

Instructions
1.) Combine shredded chicken, blueberries, pecans and bell pepper in medium size bowl.
2.) Add avocado oil mayo to bowl and mix well until evenly incorporated. Salad should have a light coating of mayo; add more if desired.
3.) Add salt and pepper to taste and serve on a bed of greens!


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28 Responses

  1. Such a summer-appropriate way to change up chicken salad! Love adding fresh blueberries to as many things as possible when they’re in season!

    1. Thank you, Jessica! You’re so right! I have another blueberry recipe coming soon; I just can’t get enough of them right now!

  2. I usually do chicken salad w/ grapes and almonds, but I’ll have to try blueberries next time!

  3. Yum!!! I love the blueberry and pecan in this version of chicken salad. My husband enjoys homemade chicken salad in his lunch every so often, and I’m going to have to toss in these mix-ins!!

  4. Just came across this on my Daily Kos email and it sounded good but was wondering where the nutrition info for this is?

    1. Hi Rebecca. Thanks for stopping by! I don’t include nutritionals on my recipes. My philosophy is more on simple ingredients and whole foods, not calories or specific numbers. Thank you again for your question and interest!

    1. I’ve found it at H-E-B (our main grocery store in Texas), but also at Whole Foods and Sprouts. I like the Chosen Foods brand-maybe their site has a listing for retailers! I want to say I might have been it at Target also.

  5. Definately summery, love it! Ive also recently added carmelized shedded cabbage to both tuna and chicken salads and it makes for a lighter salad. It works in any variety of flavor combinations. Thanks for your tips!

  6. Hubby is not a fan of Mayo.
    Do you have an idea for a lighter dressing? I don’t think my go to Good Seasons would work on this.
    Thanks!

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