Cranberry Chicken Salad is an easy chicken salad recipe that is sweet and savory from the addition of dried cranberries! This is a perfect use for rotisserie chicken for a quick lunch or dinner.
Chicken salad will forever and always remind me of my days working at Panera Bread. Not only did I work at Panera in high school with my bestie, I also met my future husband at a different Panera in graduate school! Panera will always have a special spot in my heart, along with its chicken salad. Every day I worked there, I would order chicken salad on a croissant with a side of either chicken noodle soup or broccoli cheddar soup. Oh so good! I love a good chicken salad and this Cranberry Chicken Salad is my go-to recipe!
Chicken salad with cranberries is so easy to make. To start, you’ll need cooked chicken. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts that I baked, but this is a great use for leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken. Chop or shred up the chicken and add it to a medium bowl. To the bowl, add mayonnaise, plain yogurt, dijon mustard, chopped green onions, chopped celery, dried cranberries, and slivered almonds. Stir well and then season with salt and pepper.
That’s it! It’s ready to eat!
This sweet and savory chicken salad recipe can be served in so many different ways. We love eating any chicken salad on croissants and this one is no different! I also love this cranberry chicken salad on bread or in a wrap. In addition, this salad would be delicious on some mixed greens with some tomatoes and cucumbers. The options are endless!