Rachel's Cranberry Chicken Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Rachel's Cranberry Chicken Salad Recipe
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Rachel's Cranberry Chicken Salad

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"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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  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Mix together the chicken and mayonnaise in a bowl, stir to coat well, then stir in the green onions, dried cranberries, apple, pecans, lime juice, salt, pepper, and dill weed. Serve immediately, or refrigerate several hours or overnight (the flavor just gets better).
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  • Cook's Note
  • Use 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill instead of the dried dill.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 10, 2011

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 07, 2012

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

May 11, 2010

Made this today, it was DELICIOUS. I used red onion instead on green. I will definitely make this again!

Mar 29, 2011

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

Jan 18, 2011

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!!

Jul 26, 2010

Very tasty and satisfying dish. I think I will double the recipe next time so we have more left-overs!

Jul 27, 2010

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!

May 24, 2011

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!


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  • Calories
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 30.3 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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