Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad

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This easy Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad recipe is full of flavor and texture.

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad - this easy recipe is full of flavor and texture

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My husband works a very crazy schedule.  His shift is always fluctuating.  And, when he’s not scheduled to work, he’s usually on-call.

It’s not uncommon for him to leave in the morning and not return until the wee hours of the night (or next morning).  Or, for the phone to ring at 2 am, and he has to leave.

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Because the unknown variable is always there, I like to keep a stock of quick meal options so he can grab something to take with him.  I look for things that are easy to grab that he can eat while driving or on-the-go.

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad - this easy recipe is full of flavor and texture

This Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad is the perfect option.  It’s easy to make and completely portable.  He can easily make himself a sandwich before heading out.

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad - this easy recipe is full of flavor and texture

And, because I use boneless, skinless chicken breast, it’s packed with lean protein.  You could also substitute rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken from another meal.  I’ve even used leftover holiday turkey in this recipe.

I like to serve this chicken salad on Pepperidge Farm Harvest BlendsTM bread.

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad - this easy recipe is full of flavor and texture

There are several varieties to choose from, including Ancient Grain, Sprouted Grain and Seeded Grain.  I love them all but my favorite is the Sprouted Grain variety.

I love the soft texture – it’s perfect for these chicken salad sandwiches.  It also has a great, fresh-baked taste and is hearty and filling.

Lately, I’ve been enjoying peanut butter-banana toast with a little drizzle of honey on the Sprouted Grain bread for lunch.   It so easy to make.  Simply toast a slice of Pepperidge Farm Harvest BlendsTM bread (whichever variety you prefer).  Spread some peanut butter (or whatever your preferred butter is) on top.  Place sliced bananas on top and drizzle with honey.  Sometimes, I even sprinkle a few chia seeds on the top, too.

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad - this easy recipe is full of flavor and texture

It’s a quick and easy lunch option that keeps me full until dinner.

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Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad - this easy recipe is full of flavor and texture
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Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
This by far one of the best ways to make chicken salad. It is a must make.
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  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 4 teaspoons House Seasoning blend, divided
  • ¼ cup celery, minced
  • ¼ cup red onion, minced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • cup dried cranberries
  • cup slivered almonds


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Season chicken with 3 teaspoons of House Seasoning blend.
  • Place chicken on rimmed baking sheet; bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Allow chicken to cool.
  • Dice chicken finely and place in large bowl.
  • Add onion, celery, remaining House Seasoning blend, mayonnaise, cranberries, almonds and diced chicken.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Serve on bread.

Expert Tips

Different Nuts: Pecans and walnuts are wonderful in this recipe.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1738mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

3 thoughts on “Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad”

  1. I found a recipe I really wanted to make, CRANBERRY ALMOND CHICKEN SALAD. It calls for 4 tsp house season blend but couldn’t get the recipe for the season blend. This plus too many pop up adds and difficultly getting around this web page, not worth trying.

    • Thanks for the feedback. The link to the House Seasoning Blend is right in the recipe – you just need to click on it. As for the ads, that’s how I’m able to pay for the expenses to provide you with all of these free recipes.


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