Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad Recipe

by Sherri on April 21, 2014 · 10 comments · Main Dishes, Simple Recipes

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Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad

I was introduced to this chicken salad recipe from my mother-in-law and I absolutely fell in love with the flavor! I have always been kind of an southern chicken salad eater.  The kind that is actually made pretty much like my Southern Potato salad recipe with eggs and pickle relish.

But this is simply fabulous for a something different and scrumptious.


2 cups of chopped, shredded chicken or I used all the meat from a whole Rotisserie chicken which is wonderful

1/2 cup mayo

1/2 sour cream

1/2 cup of celery, sliced thin

1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin

1 tsp of garlic Powder

1/2 cup of sliced almonds

1/2 cup of all-natural dried cranberries or cherries


1. If you have a whole Rotisserie Chicken like I use, remove the meat from the chicken and put chop into small pieces. I use my food processor to do this and it is SO easy. Literally put the pieces of chicken in and pulse for a count of 5.  If you have baked chicken breasts, use about 2 cups of it chopped either by hand or in your food processor.

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad

2. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad


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I am sharing this recipe at some of these great Weekly Linky Parties.

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Crystal & Co April 24, 2014 at 9:07 am

This looks super yummy. I never thought to run the chicken through the food processor. Great idea!


Rachel Kathyg @ onlinesisterhood April 28, 2014 at 10:32 am

Yummy—this looks really good with the addition of cranberries. Pinned to try. found at what’d you do this weekend. Have a great week.


Sherri April 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Thanks so much! It is so yummy!! Have a wonderful week as well. :-)


Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? May 3, 2014 at 8:41 pm

This looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.


Stephanie May 3, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

P.S-Love the food processor idea! Thanks!


Diane Balch May 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm

The almonds and cranberries really make this chicken salad different. So glad you brought it to foodie friday. Pinning.


Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! May 8, 2014 at 7:43 pm

This looks delicious! I love chicken salad with add-ins like this. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you at #GetHimFed Friday this week! I hope you will swing by and link up again! Have a great day!


Laurie May 24, 2014 at 11:37 pm

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