Cherry Poppy Seed Chicken Salad

May 4, 2015

Author Notes: Chicken salad put on its fancy pants and got all gussied up with fresh sweet cherries, walnuts, and poppy seeds.CakePants

Serves: 4-6


  • 10-12 ounces chicken breast meat
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped finely
  • 1 cup sweet cherries, pitted and quartered
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1.5 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Cook chicken until meat is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes per side. Chop the cooked chicken into small pieces (no bigger than 1/2-inch cubes). Place in the refrigerator to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  2. While the chicken is cooling, place the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Once cooled, add chopped chicken. Serve as a side dish or in sandwiches.

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