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Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries


Crisp and Colorful: Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries Experience the perfect harmony of flavors and textures in Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries, a delightful dish that combines tender chicken, crisp apples, plump cranberries, and a creamy dressing. This salad is a burst of freshness with every bite, making it an ideal choice for a light and satisfying meal. Whether you enjoy it in a sandwich, a wrap, or as a standalone salad, this recipe will surely brighten your day. Get ready to savor the crisp and colorful delight of Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries.

A Symphony of Flavors

The star of this recipe is the contrast between the savory chicken and the sweet, tart notes of apples and cranberries.

Fresh and Wholesome

Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries is a fresh and wholesome option for a quick and nutritious meal.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries with these variations:

  1. Nutty Crunch: Add chopped nuts like almonds or pecans for extra texture and flavor.
  2. Herb Infusion: Sprinkle fresh herbs like dill or parsley into the salad for an herbal twist.
  3. Dress It Up: Experiment with different dressings like honey mustard or balsamic vinaigrette for unique flavor profiles.

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Now that you’ve discovered the crisp and colorful delight of Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries, it’s time to savor its fresh and wholesome goodness. Enjoy it your way, whether in a sandwich, wrap, or on its own, and don’t forget to leave a review to let us know how much you enjoyed this symphony of flavors. Happy savoring!

Tips or Notes:

  • Poach, roast, or use leftover chicken for this recipe, depending on your preference and convenience.
  • Adjust the sweetness by adding more or fewer cranberries and apple slices.
  • Serve the salad chilled for the most refreshing experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise in the dressing?

Yes, you can substitute Greek yogurt for mayonnaise to make the dressing lighter and healthier.

Can I make this salad ahead of time?

Absolutely! Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries

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  • For the Chicken Salad:
  • 2 cups 2 cooked chicken, diced or shredded

  • 1 1 apple, cored and diced (use a crisp variety like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 dried cranberries

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 red onion, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 celery, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chopped nuts (optional)

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • For the Creamy Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons 2 Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon 1 honey

  • 1 tablespoon 1 Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon 1 lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 garlic powder

  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • For the Creamy Dressing:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, honey, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. Set the dressing aside.
  • For the Chicken Salad:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced or shredded cooked chicken, diced apple, dried cranberries, finely chopped red onion, celery, and chopped nuts (if using).
  • Pour the prepared creamy dressing over the chicken and apple mixture.
  • Gently toss all the ingredients together until everything is evenly coated with the dressing.
  • Season the salad with salt and black pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
  • Serve the Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries chilled as a sandwich, in a wrap, on a bed of greens, or as desired. Enjoy the crisp and colorful goodness!

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