Creamy, crunchy, and full of flavor. This Cranberry-Walnut Chicken Salad is so simple to make and tastes amazing.
I love chicken salad. It's easy to make and makes the perfect lunch. I like to make a large batch and stick it in the fridge for lunch for the next few days.
This Cranberry-Walnut Chicken Salad is one of my favorites. It's creamy yet has a great crunch to it.
How to make Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad:
The hardest part of making a Chicken Salad is cooking the chicken! That is why I LOVE to use a rotisserie chicken for this recipe!
Buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, and then just clean the chicken from the skin and bones, and then shred it!
If you don't want to use that go ahead and bake or boil some chicken. Make sure it is easy to shred though!
- Rotisserie Chicken (Cooked or boiled chicken will work as well), shredded
- Sour Cream
- Dill (dry)
- Salt (use more or less to taste)
- Pepper (use more or less to taste)
- Celery (chopped)
- Dried Cranberries
- Walnuts (chopped)
Step One: Mix together chicken, mayonnaise, and sour cream in a mixing bowl.
Some recipes will want you to mix all the ingredients at once, but I like to make sure my chicken is thickly coated in the dressing!
Step Two: Add remaining ingredients to the chicken and mix until well combined.
The crunch of the celery and walnuts with the sweetness of the cranberries will really pack a great flavor into a traditional chicken salad!
Step Three: Serve chilled on bread or salad. I love a nice wheat or multi-grain bread. It also will go nicely on top of a salad for anyone who is a little more carb conscious!
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Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad
- 3 cups Rotisserie chicken
- ¾ cup Mayonnaise
- ¼ cup Sour cream
- ¼ teaspoon Dill (dry)
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- ½ cup Celery (chopped)
- ⅓ cup Dried cranberries
- ⅓ cup Walnuts (chopped)
- Mix together chicken, mayonnaise, and sour cream in a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients to the chicken and mix until well combined.
- Serve chilled on bread or salad.