Cherry Orange Chicken Salad

Here’s a new take on a classic pot-luck chicken salad, perfect for picnics, out-door concerts, and tailgates! The dried cherries add a bit of tart sweetness and the pistachios are just the right amount of salty crunchy goodness to round out the dish. This is one of our new favorites!

1 LB chicken breast, roasted, diced
1 cup mayo
2/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup green onion, sliced
1/3 cup celery, diced
1/3 cup shelled pistachios, chopped
1/3 cup mandarin oranges, drained & chopped
1/8 cup brown sugar
1 orange, zested and juiced

In a medium bowl, combine the celery, green onion, dried cherries, mandarin oranges, pistachios and chicken. In a separate bowl, make the dressing by whisking the sour cream, mayo, brown sugar, orange zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Can be made up to three days ahead of time. Yields 8 servings.