Sweet and Spicy Chicken Salad

We had quite a bit of leftover chicken from smoking two whole chickens, so I decided to make chicken salad with some of it.  I used mainly the white meat for chicken salad.   I wanted to complement the smoky flavor of the chicken so I went with a kind of sweet, spicy, smoky combo.  We served ours on a whole wheat English muffin, but you could use whatever bread strikes your fancy.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Salad

  • About two cups chicken meat (I used breast and wing meat), picked off the bone and roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
  • 3 green onions, sliced thin
  • 2 heaping tablespoons homemade mayo
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder (or some type of smokey chili powder)
  • 1 teaspoon hot red chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar

Mix chicken, green onions, pecans, and dried cranberries.  In a small bowl, combine mayo, both chili powders, and sugar.  Mix mayo into chicken mixture and season with salt and pepper.  Serve on bread of your choice.


One response to “Sweet and Spicy Chicken Salad

  1. Oh that looks great. I love that you use ancho chili powder. Got some zing.

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