Cranberry chicken salad

    15 min

    This quick and easy chicken salad works perfectly as a sandwich filler. Chicken is tossed with spring onions, cranberries, apple and pecans in a mayonnaise-based dressing.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 cooked chicken breast fillets, chopped
    • 125ml mayonnaise or to taste
    • 2 spring onions, chopped
    • 60g sweetened dried cranberries
    • 1/4 green apple, grated
    • 4 tablespoons chopped pecans
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • salt and black pepper to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Mix together the chicken and mayonnaise in a bowl, stir to coat well, then stir in the spring onions, dried cranberries, apple, pecans, lime juice, salt, pepper and dill. Serve immediately or refrigerate several hours or overnight (the flavour just gets better).

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    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!  -  10 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made this today, it was DELICIOUS. I used red onion instead on green. I will definitely make this again!  -  10 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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  -  29 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)