This Harvest Chicken Salad is loaded with apples, pears, dried cranberries, pecans and a creamy, tangy Greek yogurt dressing. It’s perfect for when you’re craving a lighter, healthier meal this fall.
I’m really glad I decided to share this Harvest Chicken Salad this week instead of last week. Last week Colorado decided to skip fall and move straight to winter. It was clouds, snow flurries and temperatures that barely made it into the 40’s for most of the week. I was not amused.
The hardest part for me was not seeing the sun for most of the week. I can deal with the cold if the sun is out, but when it’s all clouds for multiple days it wears me down and puts me in a funk. This girl needs her blue skies and vitamin D. I don’t know how people who live in the Pacific Northwest do it!
Luckily, the sun is back this week and more seasonable weather which means I’m taking a quick break from all the soup, stew and chili for dinner and going with some lighter and not steaming hot and that I don’t have to eat with a spoon.
I’m sure my husband will be thankful, I think he’s had his fill of soup for a while. Little does he know I froze a lot of it for all the future cold days when I don’t feel like cooking.
For a lighter meal that’s full of some of fall’s best ingredients, give this Harvest Chicken Salad a try. Chicken salad is one of my go-to’s when I have extra chicken in the fridge and need to use it up. I have several chicken salad recipes already on the blog. My two favorites are these Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups and for a tasty spring or summer appetizer I love these Strawberry Poppy Seed Chicken Salad Stuffed Cucumbers.
Well I can now add this Harvest Chicken Salad to my fall favorites. It’s loaded with pears, apples, dried cranberries and toasted pecans. The dressing is a combination of Greek yogurt and a little bit of mayonnaise. I don’t use mayonnaise a lot, but I will admit that it adds great flavor to the dressing that can’t be replicated with just Greek yogurt.
Today I’m sharing the recipe for this Harvest Chicken Salad over on my friend Ashley’s blog, Spoonful of Flavor. Head on over and grab the recipe for a quick and easy dinner to make tonight!