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Cape Cod Chicken Salad

Cape Cod Chicken Salad Sandwich on Wheat bread

This is one of my favorite all time sandwich fillings – the delicious Cape Cod Chicken Salad! I have been obsessed with chicken salad since my college days when I used to order it on potato bread from the cafeteria across the street. But over the years, I realised that not every chicken salad is created equally!

This one is by far the best, and includes a tangy sweetness that offsets the savory chicken beautifully.

Large bowl of Cape Cod Chicken Salad

Cape Cod Chicken Salad

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A sweet and tangy chicken salad that works on its own, in a sandwich or on top of a bed of lettuce.


  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 3 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups mayo
  • 1/3 cup orange-blossom honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Into a large mixing bowl, add your chicken.
  2. Add in your diced celery, dried cranberries and toasted pecans.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mix together your mayonnaise and orange-blossom honey to create a dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve!


While I like to create the dressing separately, you can just as easily throw everything into a bowl and mix together all at once, and the effect will be exactly the same.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 12g

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I’ve labelled this one Fast Food, as it doesn’t take long to make and has no real instructions. Just mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl and sit back and enjoy!

And the best part is that the measurements are no totally precise. Like celery? Add more! Don’t like cranberries? Try some raisins!

I like to experiment with different kinds of honey, as well.

The sky is the limit, and you can serve it any way you like. On your favorite bread, as a wrap, on a bed of lettuce or just eat it out of the bowl!

There’s nothing wrong with that!

Bowl of mixed Cape Cod Chicken Salad

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