Door County Cherry Chicken Salad

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Door County Cherry Chicken Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 4 to 6 chicken breasts - cooked and shredded or diced
  • 1 cup dried Door County cherries
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons red onion - finely diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans - toasted (optional)
  • 1 to 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt


  • In a large bowl whisk together 1 cup mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic salt and pepper.
  • Toss in remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  • If mixture seems a little dry, add a little more mayonnaise.
  • Add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Chill for 2 to 4 hours before serving.
  • Great on croissants or in flour tortilla wraps with a bit of lettuce.
  • Also delicious served in melon halves or over a bed of spring mix lettuce.


Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 1207mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. donna west says:

    Loved this except too salty. Next time I would add garlic salt to taste.

  2. Amy, great chicken salad recipe. I made a few tweaks for my husband who doesn’t like uncooked celery and red onion. Instead I added diced granny smith apples which paired nicely with the cherries and added crunch like the celery would have. Will definitely make again.

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Amanda. Love the idea of some apples in there for crunch! Thanks for sharing! -Amy

  3. Joanne Aulenbacher says:

    I forgot to say I am going to Door County tomorrow …The Tour of homes is on so I am going on a bus with the Shawano Woman’s Club. Bad thing is we leaving here at 6:30 a.m.

  4. Joanne Aulenbacher says:

    This sounds wonderful. I always liked Chicken Salad but never thought of putting cherries in it. Thanks Amy ( I have a daughter named Amy and one named Abby) A fan