Cranberry walnut chicken salad is a delicious, gluten free meal. Chunks of breast meat are tossed with plump, dried cranberries, tart and crunchy Granny Smith apples, walnuts, and fresh rosemary.
If you like chicken salad, you’ll love this cranberry walnut chicken salad!
I love chicken salad. You can tell by the number of recipes I have on my website! The one I’m sharing today is one of my favorites. It’s based on a similar version that was once available at Trader Joe’s, in their pre-packaged foods section.
I know that cranberries are traditionally a fall fruit, but I keep a large bag of dried cranberries on hand for a quick and easy snack. Spencer loves to grab a handful in place of something sweet late at night. Just a few simple ingredients, some salt and pepper and a dash of dry mustard is all you need.This cranberry walnut chicken salad is also a great use for leftover rotisserie chicken.
Sometimes I buy two, and use one for chicken salad. This chicken salad makes a nice, light luncheon for a bridal or baby shower. Serve it on a bed of lettuce or between your favorite bread or baguette.
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- 3 cups of diced cooked chicken
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries
- 1 granny smith apple diced
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp. Coleman's dried mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- ¾ cup chopped walnuts
Mix all ingredients together. Season to taste.
Chill. Serve as a sandwich filing or on a bed of lettuce.