Holiday Chicken Salad

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    15 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Recipe by  emmaxwell

“Serve on lettuce cups, or make sandwiches. Stand back and enjoy the applause!”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise with paprika and seasoned salt. Blend in dried cranberries, celery, bell pepper, onion, and nuts. Add chopped chicken, and mix well. Season with black pepper to taste. Chill 1 hour.

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Very good chicken salad and easily adaptable if you want to add in additional ingredients (halved grapes, toasted pecans, sunflower seeds...etc etc). Simple and tasty.



Using ideas from previous reviewers, I added several dashes of poultry seasoning and garlic powder to the mayo mixture. Instead of 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries, I used 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup dried cherries, and about 1 cup of halved seedless green grapes. Omitted the green bell pepper since I don't care for it. Outstanding!! Huge hit at the covered-dish party I brought it to. Hubby loved it also!! I don't believe it serves 12 as listed, unless you make small sandwiches. I served it on lettuce leaves and it perhaps served 6 to 8.

Chrissy Fessler

Chrissy Fessler

This is a wonderful chicken salad recipe. I was looking for something close to Arby's chicken salad and this was it. I omitted the green pepper and added chopped apples and sliced grapes. I highly recommend giving this recipe a shot. I'm glad I did!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 315 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs
  • 15.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 13.9 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 213 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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