This Honey Pecan Rotisserie Chicken Salad is quick, easy and delicious. I also want to show you 7 different ways that I serve it.
One of my favorite go to recipes is the one I have for this
Honey Pecan Rotisserie Chicken Salad. I have been making this one for about 20 years and am anxious to share it with you. Chicken salad is so refreshing and with warmer weather coming, I am ready to make it almost weekly.
I have served this at showers and parties that I have hosted as well as just keeping a bowl made for my family to eat.
There are so many ways to use a rotisserie chicken. I buy mine at Sam’s for $4.99. They are larger than the ones I have found other places, and are always moist instead of dry. When I make chicken salad from one, I like to do it while the meat is still warm. The ingredients blend better and it is always more flavorful.
To make the chicken salad, just place the mayonnaise, relish, onion, honey, sugar, pecans, and celery in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
Add the chopped chicken and stir together to coat all of the chicken.
Chill at least 2 hours.
Here are some ways that I serve this, and I am sure you can think of additional ways.
For a quick snack, just serve it on crackers.
Cut a ripe tomato into wedges and fill it with the chicken salad.
Place some in a piece of leaf lettuce and roll up.
My husband’s favorite way is as a wrap.
It makes a great slider for lunch.
Yummy on a croissant bun.
My favorite way, personally, is to make a chicken salad-fruit plate. You can use any fruit that you have available and it is a perfect for a summertime lunch or light supper.
I hope you enjoy this salad.
You may also like Protein Packed Pasta Salad. This one is perfect for summer as a lunch or light dinner.
HONEY PECAN ROTISSERE CHICKEN SALAD
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup sweet relish
- 2 Tablespoons diced onion
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
- 3/4 cup celery, chopped
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 3 cups rotisserie chicken breast, chopped
- Place all of the ingredients except chicken into a large bowl. Stir to combine.
- Fold in the chicken and toss to coat all of the chicken. Chill at least 2 hours.
- **I like to combine all ingredients while chicken is still warm for better flavor.
- The amount of chicken you get may vary due to size of rotisserie chicken, so if you have a little more or less, it will work fine.
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16 thoughts on “HONEY PECAN ROTISSERE CHICKEN SALAD”
I am a big fan of using the rotisserie chicken in recipes. Your recipe sounds extra delicious!
Thank you. It is so convenient and honestly it is more tender than I can usually get cooked chicken to turn out!
That looks delicious. Perfect for summer. I usually make tuna salad so this will be a nice switch.
That plate looks so good with all of that fruit and the chicken salad! Yummed and pinned!
Thank you very much
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That chicken salad fruit plate just looks delicious! I like munching fresh fruit with chicken salad — maybe add one little piece of cheese! and a glass of wine!
Another serving suggestion. Make salad as directed, Serve in a hollowed out melon (I like cantaloupe). Cut a sliveroff the bottom of melon so it aits on plate,
Great idea! Sounds delicious. I love chicken salad and cantaloupe.
I love chicken salad sandwiches! Call me slow, but I never thought of using a rotisserie chicken to make it. That would be so much faster than cooking the chicken yourself. I’m going to have to give your recipe a try!!
Thank you, it kinda spoils you to use rotisserie chicken (so easy!)
Looks so fresh and delicious thanks for sharing the recipe with us at Over the Moon.
Thank you so much!! I feel so honored.