Monday, April 16, 2012
What I've loved about The Secret Recipe Club is that I have met so many new bloggers. Every blogger I've been assigned to has been a new one. This month I was excited have the privilege of visiting a blogger that I know and love! Robin from Penny Pinching Provisions has wonderful recipes and I've made several already!
This month I chose her Honey Pecan Chicken Salad. I've actually made it twice since finding it. I love, love, love chicken salad. I know I've said that before but so true it is!
What drew me to the chicken salad was the relish. I had never put sweet relish in chicken salad. I timidly kept adding it slowly to see if I would like it and found I put it all in and LOVED it. Very subtle but delicious. The beauty of chicken salad is that it is so versatile. Both times I made it I made it different, just a bit, no drastic changes but just what I had around. I did sub some yogurt for the mayo, subbed part of the celery for cucumber and added some craisins.
Honey Pecan Chicken Salad
Adapted from Penny Pinching Provisions
1 - 6 cup of greek yogurt (I used Honey Flavored Yoplait)
1/4 cup mayo
3 tbsp. minced onion
1/2 cup sweet relish
2 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup cucumber, diced
3/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 lbs. cooked chicken, chopped
3/4 cup craisins
Combine yogurt, mayo, relish, onion, honey, salt and pepper in a bowl.
Stir in celery, cucumber and pecans. Fold in chicken and craisins. Adjust seasoning to taste.