Mel's Cranberry Chicken Salad

Posted: June 20

Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Mel's secret weapon for potlucks and fast lunches involves shining jewels of fruit flavor! Mel's Cranberry Chicken Salad combines the creamy tanginess of a classic chicken salad with plenty of savory chicken and sweet, tart, dried cranberries. Nutty pecans bring the crunch and crisp apples add new dimensions to the chicken and cranberries, so there really isn't a dull bite to be found in this spread! Mel's Cranberry Chicken Salad makes for an exciting dip for crackers or a tantalizing sandwich filling anyone can make in a hurry and without breaking a sweat. Lunch has never felt so lavish!


• 2 chicken breast halves, chopped and cooked • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, or to taste • 2 green onions, chopped • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries • 1/4 green apple, shredded • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped • 1 tablespoon lime juice • salt, to taste • black pepper, to taste • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed


Step 1

Mix the chicken and mayonnaise in a bowl, stirring well to coat.

Step 2

Stir in the green onions, dried cranberries, apple, pecans, lime juice, salt, pepper, and dill weed.

Step 3

Serve immediately or refrigerate for several hours or up to overnight. The longer the flavors can meld together, the better.

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