Best Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad
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Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad

An easy recipe for cranberry walnut chicken salad. This chicken salad recipe is not only quick to make but also easily customizable. Leftover turkey can be used instead of chicken!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Salad Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 330
Author: Julia


  • 2 cups Chicken Breasts , cooked, diced, see note 1 (240 grams)
  • 2 Large Celery Stalks , diced, see note 2
  • 1 Small Onion , minced, see note 3
  • cup Dried Cranberries (45 grams)
  • ¼ cup Walnuts , roughly chopped, see note 5 (20 grams)
  • cup Mayonnaise (70 grams)
  • 1 cup Seedless Grapes , halved (150 grams)
  • Salt to Taste to Taste
  • A pinch of Black Pepper


  • In a mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients.
  • Give it a taste. Feel free to use more/less of any of the ingredients.
  • You can serve this salad right away or chill it in the fridge first.
  • Enjoy as is or as a sandwich (sandwich bread, French baguette or croissant will all work well here).


  1. You can use rotisserie chicken, leftover chicken or fresh chicken breasts that you cook yourself (you will need about 13.5 ounces/380 grams of raw chicken breast). Also, a combination of white (breasts) and dark meat (thighs or legs) can be used. Leftover turkey is also a great substitution!
  2. Two celery stalks = about 1 cup diced celery
  3. Onion – use about ½ cup minced onion.
  4. Instead of dicing the chicken, you can shred it as well.
  5. Walnuts can be substituted with pecans.
  6. This salad can be made ahead. Store it in an air-tight container and keep it in the fridge (up to a day) before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 233mg10%
Potassium 491mg14%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 191IU4%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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