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Cherry Chicken Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Cherry Chicken Salad

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"After dining at a cafe in Michigan about 10 years ago, I tried duplicating this scrumptious twist on Chicken Salad at home. The cherries can be ordered on-line these days, which makes it much easier for those of us living where cherries are not readily available. Regular milk can be substituted for buttermilk, if necessary."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, dried cherries, celery, nuts, mayonnaise, milk, salt and pepper and apple if desired. Toss together well and refrigerate until chilled. Serve on toasted cracked wheat bread or croissants.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 11, 2003

Mia, if you didn't do it right on, you sure came out with a winner on this one! I made two halves, one with the apples and one without. All I can say is they are both scrumptious. If your tastes lean more toward savory, leave out the apples. If you want your tastebuds to explode with complexity, definitely put the apples in. If the dried cherries weren't so pricey, I would even double or triple the cherries and leave the apples out. No matter what you choose, this recipe is perfect. Just the right amount of dressing, too! Thanks for sharing Mia.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 10, 2003

I felt this chicken salad recipe was just OK. When we ate it for dinner for the first night it was a little dry. The next day I added some more mayo and a little sweet pickle relish and made sandwiches and it tasted a little better. I probably will not make this again.

 
Jun 26, 2003

I absolutly LOVE this recipe!! I have made it for several friends and they all rave about it. Today I altered it a little for Thanksgiving leftover turkey; I used chopped turkey breast instead of chicken, dried cranberries in place of cherries, and walnuts instead of pecans. Delicious!! You might as well double the recipe while your at it.

 
Feb 06, 2004

This was great! I had it at a party and everone loved it. I had to make so much, I substituted Carving Board cooked chicken strips, 1 lb. for every 6 chicken breasts called for...worked fine. I have also found out using half real mayo and half non fat mayo tastes better than the purchased low fat.

 
Dec 10, 2003

I have made this several times and always get great reviews. I usually make it the day before, and have had no problems with nuts and cherries being too soft. I get my dried cherries at the health food store...

 
Jun 23, 2003

Very good. I also used dried cranberries instead of cherries.

 
Jun 24, 2003

I had whole bag of dried cherries from Door County, Wis. that I didn't know what to do with. I have made this recipie several times. It has gotten rave reviews & is quick & easy to make.

 
Feb 05, 2004

Wow - this was good. Don't leave the apples out, they make it even better. I also made more (almost double) of the mayo mixture so it wasn't too dry.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 12.7 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 24.3 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 356 mg
  • 14%

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

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