Jazz up your typical chicken salad recipe with our fun twist, a cranberry walnut chicken salad! It's the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, crunchy, creamy and super satisfying. It's sure to become one of your lunchtime go-to meals.

What You'll Need

  • Chef's knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring cups
  • mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • whisk
cracked walnuts


  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup cranberries, dried
  • 1 tsp salt (we prefer Himalayan pink sea salt)
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp champagne vinegar or white vinegar
  • fresh parsley
chicken salad spread on crackers


Step #1: Build your dressing

Combine mayo, mustard, and vinegar in a bowl. Whisk until smooth.

Step #2: Dry ingredients

Add the chicken, cranberries, walnuts, and celery to the bowl. Toss until evenly coated.

Step #3: Season and garnish

Season salad with salt and pepper. Garnish with a handful of fresh chopped parsley.

Step #4: Chill, then serve

Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours. Next, enjoy the cranberry walnut chicken salad! We love filling lettuce cups for a low carb option or making a traditional sandwich with crusty, toasted bread.

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