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Light and Easy 15 minute Cranberry Chicken Salad Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Bowl
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A LIGHT & EASY CRANBERRY CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE that takes 15 minutes to make, high in protein and gluten free! 


Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked & shredded
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt (I used siggis)
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 apples, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. To a small bowl, add plain yogurt, dijon mustard, garlic clove, sage, thyme, smoked paprika and lemon juice. Stir together until combined. Set aside.
  2. To a large bowl add shredded chicken, celery, pecans, green onion and cranberries. Pour the yogurt sauce over and mix everything together.
  3. Top each slice of apple with 2 tablespoons of chicken salad.
  4. Serve!

Notes

*** nutritional information includes the apples. If you omit apples the calculations will be different.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup chicken salad + 4 apple slices
  • Calories: 328
  • Sugar: 18 g
  • Sodium: 362 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Cholesterol: 84 mg

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