cranberry chicken salad in a white bowl next to an apple on a counter
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Cranberry Chicken Salad

Deli-style chicken salad with juicy cranberries 
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Chicken Salad
Appliance: Whisk
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Raksha Hegde

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked cubed chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup cubed apple Red Delicious or Granny Smith
  • 1/4 cup nuts coarsely chopped

Salad Dressing

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add the chicken, cubed apple, dried cranberries, and nuts of your choice. 
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix till it becomes a creamy dressing. 
  • Pour the dressing over the chicken and then toss well to coat the salad. 
  • While you can have it right away, the flavors blend well when the salad is refrigerated for a couple of hours. Enjoy this classic fall salad! 
    cranberry chicken salad in a white bowl next to an apple on a counter

Notes

Pecans, walnuts, almonds, or cashewnuts go well with the salad, though you can choose any nuts of your choice. It's best to microwave or roast the nuts before adding it to our salad to get the best flavors.