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.

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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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