Hurray to Denon Moore, owner of the fabulous Cake Crumbs bakery in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood, for sharing her recipe for Chicken Salad with Poppy Seeds, Cranberries and Walnuts. While the bakery is known for its cupcakes, scones and enormous chocolate chip cookies, they’re adding made-to-order savory options like this chicken salad at lunchtime.
Chicken Salad with Poppy Seeds, Cranberries and Walnuts
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, then add a splash of olive oil and 4-5 chicken breasts. Boil until chicken is thoroughly cooked, then drain it and let it cool in the fridge while you prep the remaining ingredients.
Combine in a large metal bowl:
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp sea salt
Pepper to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
2/3 to 3/4 cup craisins
1/2 cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
When the chicken is cool, shred it into small bite-sized pieces and toss with the dressing. This is great as a sandwich or salad.