Deb's Cranchick Salad

Deb's Cranchick Salad

33 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    6 h 40 m
Debra Parris
Recipe by  Debra Parris

“A wonderful summer treat for any setting...I was tired of regular chicken salad and became creative....”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped chicken and cook until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the celery, walnuts, cranberries, onion, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper and lemon juice. Add cooled chicken, and stir until well combined. Cover and chill about 6 hours and serve on top of spinach leaves, if desired.

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So Cal Gal

So Cal Gal

Yummy! I made a double recipe for a potluck and the group *raved* about it! It was definatey a popular choice for the attendees. I doubled the recipe and followed it almost exactly except I baked the chicken in foil packets with a little oil and some celery. I also reduced the amount of balsamic vinegar to 2 Tbsp. (for 3 1/2 pounds of chicken) and I didn't have any cranberries so I used 1/2 an apple. I know, I know, it's not really Cranchick salad without the cranberries but it was SO GOOD the way I made it. I'll definately make it again.



I wish I could give this 10 stars! I followed the recipe exactly except I prebaked the chicken in the oven (375 for 35mins). I used light mayo. Next time I'll cut down on the mayo just a little, maybe 3/4 cup. That's just my preference. This was an awesome lunch! So pretty. A great way to get some spinach too! I had mine with quite a bit of spinach to "cut" the mayo a bit. EDIT: Two years later, I still make this and get requests for the recipe ALL the time. Try it!



I've gotten more compliments and requests for this recipe than any thing else that I've made for a party!!!! Thanks! Cindy

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 767 cal
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 63.9 g
  • 98%
  • Carbs
  • 22.3 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 30.3 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 419 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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