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Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad

Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad

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  • Author: Nicole | Fresh Apron
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad is a lightened-up twist on a classic chicken salad recipe. It's easy to make, has the best textures, and is both sweet and savory.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups cooked, shredded or diced chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients into a medium bowl. Stir until well combined. Adjust the amounts to taste. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  2. Serve in a sandwich, wrap, or over a bed of green.


Notes

You can use homemade or rotisserie chicken. For homemade shredded chicken,  preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice 2 chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make four thinner pieces. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and lightly season with sea salt. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cooked through. Using two forks, shred the chicken.

This recipe is light on the mayo. If you like a more creamy chicken salad, add an extra tablespoons or 2 of mayo or plain greek yogurt.

To store, refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutritional Values (per serving) are approximates only.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: about 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 153
  • Sugar: 7.5 g
  • Sodium: 212.1 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.4 g
  • Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 19.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 63.3 mg