Honey Dijon Chicken Salad | Mostly Homemade Mom

Honey Dijon Chicken Salad

August 8, 2013
Shredded chicken tossed in a homemade mayo & honey mustard spread with crunchy celery and sweet Craisins thrown in the mix!

Chicken salad has always been my thing. I would take chicken salad over tuna or egg salad any day of the year. When we were just dating (and the calories didn't seem to count) Paul and I had many a date ordering sandwiches at Wawa - a popular convenience store in Eastern PA. Well I think they started as a convenience store, and quickly grew into a full service deli and sandwich shop when we were in high school. Amazing coffee, Philly soft pretzels fresh everyday, hot soups, Tastykakes, Amoroso rolls - basically Philadelphia in a store... minus the cheesesteaks. Really though, if you don't know what a Wawa is I'm very, very sorry. :)

Anyway, Paul would always order a roast beef sandwich on rustic bread with Woebler's horseradish sauce, and I would always order a chicken salad shorti sandwich. Their chicken salad was so simple, and so SO good! It's amazing how I can remember these details, but forget what I made for dinner last night. I'm getting old.

This Honey Dijon Chicken Salad is not the Wawa chicken salad I remember. But of the homemade chicken salads I've had, it is absolutely my favorite to date. I made this for my sister's baby shower on mini croissants and everyone raved about them. You will not be sorry with this chicken salad - I'm telling you!

Honey Dijon Chicken Salad

2 cups cooked, shredded chicken*
1 celery stalk, diced fine
2 green onions, sliced
1 cup mayo
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 - 3/4 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)

*I shred the cooked chicken breasts in my stand mixer, works perfectly every time!

Combine all ingredients in a plastic container, making sure the ingredients are well incorporated. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour, overnight if possible. Serve cold on some crusty rolls or croissants.

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14 comments on "Honey Dijon Chicken Salad"
  1. I LOVE chicken salad! This looks so good. I love that you added Craisins to it. Totally trying this. Thanks for sharing Kelly!!

  2. I love Craisins too, Jenny. They make everything taste better! :)

  3. So so so so good!! Did you see Chris and I getting third helpings at Wesley's party? I tried to not make it too obvious!! lol. This is one of your best!

  4. OMG you just made me homesick for Emmaus. I love Tastykakes and Philly pretzels and steak sandwiches and pierogies. I haven't been home in years. I need to make a pilgrimage back. And this chicken salad sounds really good. I haven't found a chicken salad recipe that I like yet.

  5. I must admit I don't usually choose chicken sandwiches and usually pick something with a bigger flavour. However this looks delicious and certainly one I'll be trying! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I have heard so much about WaWa. Sadly none in MA. I guess I will have to make these to experience a bit of it!

  7. Dear Kelly, my daughter loves chicken salad sandwiches...I know she would love this. It looks positively delicious...and the cranberries add a great touch. Blessings, Catherine xo

  8. Yum! I'm always looking for new recipes. I found you through I Should Be Mopping the Floor and would love for you to come share at my weekly From the Farm Barn Hop: http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2013/08/from-farm-blog-hop_9.html


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  9. I love chicken salad! Adding cranberries is perfect, never thought about that!

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  11. How many servings does this recipe yield?

  12. Mmmm..Wow! Its looking very nice.i like very much chicken with rice and try it when mama in a mood.thanks for sharing this information.
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