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Kickin’ Chicken Salad

4 – 6 Servings


4 cups cubed (1/2 inch) cooked chicken (Any preparation will work, but poaching keeps moisture best.)
1 cup chopped and toasted walnuts
1 cup chopped celery
2 tbsp chopped shallots
1 cup dried cranberries
2/3 – 3/4 cup mayonnaise (use fat-free if less fat is desired)
2 tbsp finely chopped tarragon or any herb of choice
3 tbsp Tabanero sauce, use more for increased spice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper



1. Mix all ingredients in mixing bowl until combined well.

2. Serve  with multi-grain bread or over salad.



  • Use roasted turkey in place of chicken.
  • Add carrots, pickles, or cucumbers to mix.
  • Replace walnuts with pecans.
  • Replace cranberries with mandarin oranges.
  • Add halved grapes in place of cranberries.