Cherry-Pecan Chicken Salad

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For the perfect salad with a healthy balance of meats, fruits, and nuts, look no further than Cherry-Pecan Chicken Salad. This recipe was shared by Aunt Bee over at Aunt Bees Recipes, a blog which - you guessed it - is all about the best and easy to make recipes. These recipes also cater to two little ones, so you know that they are not only delicious but also nutritious.

This salad recipe only requires 5 common ingredients, and takes literally under 5 minute to make. Simply mix the chicken meat, pecans, cherries with mayo and season. Refrigerate overnight and serve. Its really just that simple.

Aunt Bee recommends that you chop the ingredients before you mix them. I think blending them in a blender might also work, and save even more time. The chicken strips are pulled from rotisserie chicken, or they can be from whatever leftover chicken dish. If you will be serving this salad as a side to a main chicken dish, then I recommend that you simply set a part of the chicken aside for this salad. With fresh cherries as a key ingredient, you dont want the other ingredients to lag behind in freshness. So prepare everything fresh if you can.

You probably knew that pecans are very nutritious. But did you know that studies have shown that a handful of pecans everyday can lower cholesterol to similar extents as specific cholesterol-lowering medications? Studies on the healthy effects of pecan also concluded that a daily consumption of pecan can delay age-related muscle nerve degeneration. That pecans can have such amazing effects is no surprise, for it packs antioxidants and plant sterols that reduce LDL (or bad) cholesterol levels. Pecans also contain protein and are rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which promote growth after physical exercise and slow down cell damage during an inflammation. So you need not feel guilty if you decide to chow down the whole salad.

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