Recipe by Rachel
"This is a great sandwich filling that they make at the diner in the hospital where I work, but I fancied it up a bit with some green onions and pecans. A great way to use up leftover chicken. Delicious!"
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cooked chicken breast halves, chopped
mayonnaise, or to taste
green onions, chopped
sweetened dried cranberries (such as Ocean Spray® Craisins®)
green apple, shredded
salt and black pepper to taste
dried dill weed
Fruity and Fabulous! This is a great chicken salad and a great way to use up some leftover grilled chicken that I hand on hand. I LOVE dried cranberries so this chicken salad was right up my alley. I chopped up the chicken and opted to used celery in place of the green onions. I also chopped up a Red Delicious apple vs. shredding it. I mixed the dressing in a separate bowl before folding it into the chicken and other ingredients. For the dressing I used Hellman's light mayo and cut it with a bit of reduced fat sour cream I also used curry powder vs. dill. I'm a huge fan of dill, but for this salad I felt the curry powder just paired better. I let this set in the fridge for a few hours, after sneaking a few bits and WOW, what a wonderful combination of flavors! This was so good on whole grain bread. Thanks Rachel for a wonderful recipe!
this didnt work out for me, i dont know where i went wrong, but i think its because of the food processor. tasted like it was missing something. think i needed more chicken or something, it kinda was watery between the apples and celery
Made this today, it was DELICIOUS. I used red onion instead on green. I will definitely make this again!
This was great but I did change a lot, I didn't use apples or lemon juice, I used walnuts, bacon, celery, and no onion. I served it on a good bread and it was wonderful, perfect for summer. Loved the dill
FANTASTIC! What a terrific way to use left over chicken. I didn't measure a thing because I didn't feel it was necessary. My changes were to skip the green onion, used red apple for green apple, and almond slices for pecans. That's because it was what I had on hand. I love the way the dried cranberries add a sweetness and the nuts add the crunch. Such a FANTASTIC easy recipe. Thank you for sharing Rachel! You made my day!!
Very tasty and satisfying dish. I think I will double the recipe next time so we have more left-overs!
Excellent! This is my favorite chicken salad recipe. Easy to put together, fresh and flavorful. The dill adds the perfect touch. Rotisserie chicken works well in this recipe, too and is a great timesaver. I make this a lot for light suppers during the summer. Thanks, Rachel!
I gave this recipe to one of in-house corporate cafe employees. She made 20 sandwiches ahead of time and they all went in less than an hour! By the time I got there, they were gone. She has requests from all over the building to put that on the menu again! Excellent recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Rachel's Cranberry Chicken Salad
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 384
** Calories from Fat: 273
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