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Cranberry walnut chicken salad served in a seeded bun.
Course Salad

Healthy Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad

By: Elysia
Servings 4 servings
Made with Greek yogurt, this healthy chicken salad is loaded with crunchy walnuts and sweet cranberries for a yummy and easy lunch or dinner. Perfect for meal prep and a great way to make the most of leftover chicken, this low calorie and high protein cranberry walnut chicken salad recipe is sure to become a family favorite. (gluten-free)
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

For the chicken salad:

  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk the Greek yogurt,mayonnaise, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper and garlic powder until well blended.
  • Add diced chicken, celery, dried cranberries, walnuts and green onion to a medium bowl. Add dressing and toss gently to combine.
  • If you have time, cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Notes

  • Allow it to sit: This salad tastes best once it's had a chance to sit for a few hours to absorb all of the flavours. You can even eat it the next day!
  • Preparing chicken: You can use diced or shredded chicken for the purpose of this recipe. It's a great way to use up that leftover chicken. If you're really short on time, you can also use a store-bought rotisserie chicken.
  • Allow chicken to cool: If cooking chicken to make this recipe, allow it to fully cool before mixing with the other ingredients.
  • Store in refrigerator: Once made, the salad should be refrigerated. It shouldn't sit at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 21gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 480mgPotassium: 311mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 184IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
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