Low Carb Living ~ Pecan Chicken Salad

Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Friday!! It is hard to believe that we're about to close March and move on to April -- the Accounting Secretary in me is so glad to see April on the horizon -- the rest of me wonders how this year is rocketing by so quickly.

A couple weeks ago I was out-and-about with oldest daughter and we visited a favorite little consignment shop in our area. While browsing there I found a copy of 500 Low Carb Recipes from Dana Carpender. I LOVE Dana -- follow her blog and on facebook and love her approach to low carbing. I scooped the book up and now have dozens of pages and recipes marked to try.

First up, Chicken Pecan Salad! I love chicken salad and in my catering days made tons and tons of it. This simple recipe is devine. One tip, toast your pecans to bring out all their wonderful flavor. For your carb-eating family, make wraps with high fiber tortilla wraps.

Chicken Pecan Salad
(Printable Version)

1- 1/2 c cooked chicken, diced
2 big ribs celery, diced
1/4 medium, sweet red onion, diced
1/4 c chopped pecans
1/3 c mayonnaise

Toss the chicken, celery, onion, pecans, and mayonnaise together. Salt to taste and serve. Makes 2 Servings.

Nutrients Per Serving:
5 g Carbohydrates
3 g Usable or Net Carbohydrates
24 g Protein
2 g Fiber


  1. Mippy said...:

    Yumm-o! Thank you! :)

  1. Debbie said...:

    Looks delicious! I like pecans in my chicken salad.

    Hope this posts.
    I have been having commenting trouble.

  1. I can always count on you for the best recipes!

  1. ♥ Sonny ♥ said...:

    sounds and looks wonderful. I will be making this.
    Please keep the recipes coming..

    ps~ if there are any sause recipes would you please post a few. I miss Sause the most.. thanks so much
    Sonny~ down 11.3 lbs since feb 28.. 20 more to go.. yeaaaaaaaaaaa

  1. Ann said...:

    Well we are trying to eat healthier around here and this sounds so perfect. I really like chicken salad so I'll be giving it a go.

  1. Ann said...:

    Did you add the chicken salad to pinterest??? Thats one way I won't loose this great receipe.

  1. LyndaLoo said...:

    Ohmygosh, thanks for sharing this recipe AND the picture of the cookbook........I own it! LOL I just took it off the shelf & will look through it tonight. I am trying (that is T R Y I N G) to do low carb, more protein meals and I already have some of the tools & didn't know it. :)

  1. Throw a little tarragon in there and you have my favorite way to each chicken salad! Love this stuff! Great find on the book!

  1. Olive Cooper said...:

    I always put pecans or walnuts in my chicken salad. I have one of her cookbooks and made a ham in the crockpot last weekend with on of her recipes and it was wonderful, easy, and low carb. You are okay? I must have been missing you here some how.

  1. ~Betty said...:

    Oh I do love Chicken Salad. I always add lots of curry powder in mine. I enjoy your blog. I just started mine TODAY. I hope you'll come follow me.

  1. I love anything with chicken and salad in the name. But Gail what happens when after dinner I have to have something sweet. This is my problem. I need a muzzle.

  1. Shug said...:

    This chicken salad looks so wonderful..My husband would definitely love it because of the pecans...
    thanks for sharing..

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