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Cranberry Chicken Salad

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!

What You’ll Need

  • Chicken – you can use leftover chicken, boiled or baked chicken, or rotisserie chicken.
  • Mayonnaise
  • Plain Yogurt – I like using whole milk plain yogurt but non-fat will work, too.
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Celery
  • Green Onions
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Salt and Pepper

How to Make Cranberry Chicken Salad

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!

How to Serve Cranberry Chicken Salad

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!

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A savory chicken salad with a hint of sweetness from dried cranberries, lightened up a little with yogurt in the dressing!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, easy dinner, lunch, main dish, salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Taylor


  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 green onions diced
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • In a bowl, combine all of the chicken salad ingredients.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve on bread, croissant, bun, or on top of salad greens.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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