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Whole30 Harvest Chicken Salad with Apple, Pear, Cranberry & Pecans (Paleo, GF)

This harvest chicken salad is loaded with the best seasonal flavors like apples, pears, cranberries, pecans and thyme and made in less than 30 minutes!

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Salad
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3-4 cups diced cooked chicken, or 1 pound
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled diced pear (Bartlett pear)
  • 1/2 cup diced Honeycrisp apple
  • 1/4 cup sugar-freeĀ dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces (can substitute walnuts)
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1.5 tsp dried thyme, or leaves from 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup mayo, more or less to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, or to taste


  1. Mix together mayo, lemon juice, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in the rest of the ingredients until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.