Autumn chicken pecan salad is to die for! I’m not kidding you, if you don’t have the ingredients; I would seriously get in the car and head straight to the store.
The apples and pecans give this salad such a nice flavor and a little crunch. So I like the salad that they have at Wendy’s that has chicken and pecans and so I decided to make my own. I really don’t love feta cheese, and I think that that is because I always eat it when I go out.
This was perfect, not too much and nice and fresh. If you want a little more sweet, you could use pecans that are sugar coated, but I felt like the apple made it nice and sweet.
Another thing that I did, was when I was frying up the chicken, I added a little cinnamon. It gave it a nice taste that blended very well with the rest of the salad. I used just a little and I know the saying goes, if a little is good, a lot is even better. Not in this case. A little was perfect. Plus, it sure did make the house smell good.
Then, I used peanut oil and I was very pleased with the wonderful flavor that it gave the dressing. Peanut oil is a great oil for dressing. But you can use any oil that you want to for making the dressing.
This salad make a whole meal. Add a slice of bread and you are good to go. Also, you could add Craisins instead of dried cranberries, but I really enjoyed the cranberries. But remember if you make this Autumn Chicken Pecan Salad and then you go out to eat and get one, you will love yours a lot more. Happy eating!