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Chicken Salad with Apples & Pecans

Make this chicken salad with apples for an easy lunch, or a casual dinner. Pile the chicken salad on thick toast for a filling & crunchy sandwich.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken salad, chicken salad with apples
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refrigeration time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 199kcal


  • 2 cups chicken (chopped)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1 cup apple (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest (zest from 1 large lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup lite mayonnaise
  • salt & pepper


  • Prepare the ingredients. Chop the chicken, celery, apples, and parsley, Zest the lemon.
  • Place the chopped pecans in a small skillet on the stove, over medium high heat.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes, watching carefully and stirring, until pecans are lightly roasted.
  • Add pecans, salt and pepper to chopped ingredients.
  • Toss lightly to combine.
  • Add the mayonnaise, and gently stir until the mayo is incorporated into the ingredients.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Serve on a bed of lettuce, or on toasted bread as a sandwich.


Any kind of chicken can be used. Rotisserie chicken and baked chicken breasts work well.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg