Thursday, June 2, 2011

Foodie Friday (1) Southern Pecan Chicken Salad

In celebration of all things "summer" and "Southern", I am planning on preparing Southern Lady's "Southern Pecan Chicken Salad" for my first Foodie Friday.

I must confess that I have never prepared this version of Chicken Salad before, but how can one go wrong with a  recipe that includes ingredients such as "red seedless grapes", "pecans", "bacon", "chopped cooked chicken", and "sour cream"!  When I saw this recipe posted on the Southern Lady website, I immediately made a mental note to prepare it. "Foodie Friday" has given me the perfect opportunity to try it out sooner rather than later!

I promise to update with a "taste test" opinion...and some personal photos.

For now...enjoy...compliments of Southern Lady.  And don't forget to visit other "Foodie Friday" posts at Designs by Gollum.

Photo courtesy of Southern Lady Magazine

Southern Pecan Chicken Salad

Makes 12 servings

8 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups halved red seedless grapes
1 1/4 cups toasted chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped green onion
10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper


1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, grapes, pecans, green onion, and bacon.
2. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, thyme, salt, and pepper. Combine mayonnaise mixture with chicken mixture. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve on croissants.


  1. Hello!

    The recipe and photo look delicious! Sweet place you have here! I have enjoyed stopping by.

    Kindly, Lorraine

  2. you are so right, with all these wonderful ingredients this has to be good. Thanks so much for sharing.. I am going to have to give this a try!

  3. Delish I'm sure!! Thanks so much for sharing.


  4. Looks incredible. I like the addition of bacon. Thanks for sharing:)

  5. Welcome to the blogosphere! I'm newly (and happily) following from Foodie Friday! Your blog is just lovely. The chicken salad looks delicious and I'm sure you'll be happy that you chose it. I'll certainly be giving it a try!

    Please stop by and say hello sometime!
    ~Mrs B

  6. This is such a gorgeous plate! I'll sure the taste test would just be perfect scores all over! I love the fact that you're serving the chicken salad on a croissant and not just any bun. Thanks for sharing.

    BTW, I'm hosting 2 giveaways on my blog. One for $50 Thrive products and the other one is baking molds and more. Please stop by and check them out. Have a wonderful weekend.


  7. That looks just wonderful! I rarely use recipes, and this is the type dish I like to make ! Add in what you like! Thanks for your visit, it's how I found you!