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Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Poppy Seeds

This Crunchy Strawberry Poppy Seed Pecan Chicken Salad is a great way to celebrate berry season and beyond! Crisp celery, pecans and poppy seeds give this simple chicken salad a fun twist on the traditional chicken salad recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 301kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro


  • 2 c shredded chicken
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped into 1/4 in. pieces
  • 1 green onion, chopped thin
  • 5-6 large strawberries, diced
  • c chopped pecans
  • ¼ c mayonnaise
  • 2 T Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 T poppy seeds
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • salt to taste


  • Cut and chop ingredients accordingly.
  • In a medium bowl, combine chicken, pecans, celery and onion. Stir to evenly mix.
  • Add mayo, yogurt, mustard, poppy seeds, lemon juice and salt and pepper and mix well to evenly coat.
  • Fold in strawberries.
  • For best results, allow to chill for about 30 minutes before serving.


  • You don't have to use rotisserie chicken, any chicken will do. Just use 2 cups shredded chicken and you are just fine!
  • If you don't plan on serving this until the next day or quite a bit of time after you make it, hold off on tossing the strawberries in until about 10-15 minutes before serving.
  • If you have nut allergies, feel free to use sunflower seeds or another seed you enjoy for some more crunch.
  • Sliced almonds are also amazing if you don't have any pecans around!


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg