This is the BEST chicken salad. It could not be easier or more delicious. With chicken, cranberries, apples, and pecans, it's wonderful on its own or as a sandwich!
The Best Chicken Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This chicken salad could not be easier or more delicious. With chicken, cranberries, apples, and pecans, it's wonderful on its own or as a sandwich!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Salad, chicken salad recipe, the best chicken salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 263 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup diced Granny Smith apple
  • 10 ounce (1 can) white chunk chicken breast, drained, broken up into pieces
  • baby spinach leaves , optional
  • 4 croissants or soft dinner rolls , optional
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the mayo, yogurt, mustard, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Gently fold in the cranberries, pecans, apple, and chicken.
  2. Eat as is or place on sliced croissants with some baby spinach or lettuce.
Recipe Notes

You can replace the canned chicken with grilled or baked chicken if you desire!

Nutrition Facts
The Best Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (4 servings)
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 548mg23%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.