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
- 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
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.