Friday, December 16, 2011
Cranberry Chicken Salad
My team at work decided to have a pre-Christmas pot luck, and chose to bring Cranberry Chicken Salad. This is a recipe that I learned while working at a restaurant. It is healthier than most chicken salad recipes because I use low fat mayonnaise mixed with cranberry sauce as the dressing - instead of just mayonnaise like most other chicken salads.
This recipe calls of diced baked chicken. Here is a link to Quick and Easy Baked Chicken which is what I always use to make this.
You will need:
3 baked chicken breasts, diced
1 cup low fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
2/3 cup celery
2/3 cup cashews (halves and pieces)
salt and pepper to taste
Mix the mayonnaise and the cranberry sauce together.
Add the chicken, celery and cashews and mix together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve either on bread or on a bed of lettuce.