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Easy Cranberry Chicken Salad

This Easy Cranberry Chicken Salad recipe features sweet cranberries, shredded chicken, chopped green onions, celery, and toasted walnuts tossed with tangy mayonnaise for a creamy mixture to serve in sandwiches, lettuce wraps, or as a dip. An elevated version of classic chicken salad, it's perfect for quick lunches and snacks!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Chicken Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 662kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • Measuring cups
  • measuring spoons


  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken
  • 2 celery stalks minced
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup toasted walnuts chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Place the shredded chicken in a large bowl. Add in the celery, green onions, mayonnaise, cranberries, chopped walnuts, salt, and pepper, and mix well until the chicken is coated in the mayonnaise and all of the ingredients are evenly combined and distributed.
    3 cups rotisserie chicken, 2 celery stalks, ¼ cup green onions, ½ cup mayonnaise, ½ cup dried cranberries, ½ cup toasted walnuts, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Serve the salad as a sandwich, on crackers, as a dip, or in a salad. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


  • You can make your own shredded chicken if you don’t have rotisserie chicken from 2 cooked chicken breasts.
  • The salad may be made up to 24 hours in advance and kept in the fridge.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 662kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 941mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg