Paleo Chicken Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad

What flavors say fall to you? Some of my favorites are apples, cranberries, grapes and nuts. Put them together any way you want and it’s sure to come up delicious…

So why not a salad?

I’ve had this little combo on the back burner for a month or so, just waiting for the right time.

Let’s face it, it’s not a revolutionary salad. But this particular combination of fall fruit with fresh-cooked chicken tastes amazing together. That’s why I love it so much. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best, right?

Well this paleo salad recipe couldn’t be any easier. Chicken, pecans, grapes, apples, cranberry, celery, pecans and shallots. Done. 

Some of the best flavors of fall, all in one delicious bite! Awesome!

Make this for dinner, or for a nutritious paleo lunch.

This recipe makes a pretty big bowl of salad. So you can go back for seconds. I did!

Make it. Eat it. Love it.

Enjoy! :)

Chicken Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad

Chicken Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad


    Salad Ingredients
  • 4 cups shredded chicken – I used rotisserie
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup sliced red grapes
  • 1 apple cored and chopped – I used Granny smith
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2-3 tbs finely-chopped shallot or red onion (use more if you like)
  • Mayo Dressing Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup avocado oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Toss all the salad ingredients together in a big bowl
  2. To make the dressing, use a immersion blender in a tall container. Mix the egg, oil, lemon juice, mustard and honey. Next salt and pepper to taste. You can add anything you want to this basic mayo – herbs, honey, or whatever!
  3. Mix the mayo into your salad – as much or little as you like
  4. Eat up!
  5. This makes a big bowl of salad, plenty for a party or leftovers!

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9 replies
  1. Anastasia
    Anastasia says:

    Def gonna make this right now! I roasted a chicken on Sunday and this is perfect for leftovers. Besides, apples and chicken are such a great combo! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Alley
    Alley says:

    I love love love the salad but I’m not a big fan of the dressing…maybe I did something wrong but all I could taste with the dressing was the oil.

    • Trina B
      Trina B says:

      Alley, I’m not sure. Maybe the dressing is just not your thing. There are tons of great dressings out there. Almost anything would work well with the salad. I’m glad you tried it. :)


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