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Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad

Recipe Details


  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced chicken breast, dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, mixed greens, sliced red onion, and diced celery.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss until everything is evenly coated.
  4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for later.

Kitchen Equipment Needed

To make this Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad, you’ll need:

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large spoon or salad tongs

Leftover Storage

If you happen to have any leftovers (although it’s unlikely!), you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just be sure to give the salad a good stir before serving to redistribute the dressing and ensure maximum flavor.

Food and Drink Pairings

This Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad pairs beautifully with a crisp white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. For a non-alcoholic option, try serving it with a sparkling water infused with a splash of citrus for a refreshing burst of flavor.


Can I use leftover roasted chicken instead of cooking chicken breast specifically for this recipe?

Absolutely! Using leftover roasted chicken is a great way to save time and reduce food waste. Simply shred or dice the chicken and proceed with the recipe as directed.

Can I substitute the Greek yogurt with sour cream?

While Greek yogurt adds a tangy creaminess to the dressing, you can certainly use sour cream as a substitute if that’s what you have on hand. Just keep in mind that sour cream may alter the flavor slightly.

I’m allergic to walnuts. Can I use a different type of nut?

Of course! Feel free to swap out the walnuts for your favorite nuts, such as almonds, pecans, or pistachios. Just be sure to chop them into bite-sized pieces for the best texture.


There you have it, folks – a tantalizing recipe for Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad that’s sure to impress even the toughest food critics. Whether you’re enjoying it for lunch, dinner, or a picnic in the park, this salad is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family, and be sure to subscribe to our blog for more mouthwatering recipes delivered straight to your inbox. Happy cooking!