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Mayo-free Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad

Paleo Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad

This easy to make chicken salad is paleo and gluten free. Made with cranberries and apples it's the perfect sandwich filler.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Elysia

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely diced chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 small apple diced finely
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the creamy sauce:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted roasted cashews
  • 3/4 cup water or more for a thinner consistency
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

  • Allow cashews to soak in water for at least 2 hours. Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a powerful blender.
  • Mix together the chicken, dried cranberries, apple, pecans, and green onion in a medium bowl.
  • Add the creamy sauce and toss mixture until everything is coated in the sauce. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place in the fridge for later or serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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