Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches

This Cranberry Chicken Salad recipe is perfect for making sandwiches on your favorite buns. Or wrap it in lettuce for a healthy alternative.

chicken salad sandwich

I love salad sandwiches of all kinds and was in the mood for some chicken so made these Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches.

cranberry chicken salad sandwiches

I rarely use canned chicken as I prefer to cook my own chicken or get a rotisserie chicken depending on what I am making but this time I decided to try chicken out of a can.

cranberry chicken salad sandwiches

I was surprised that once combined with all the other yummy ingredients I could not tell the chicken was from a can! This means I might start using more canned meat going forward. In moderation of course.

cranberry chicken salad sandwiches

As with any recipe like this, the quantities of certain ingredients, like the mayonnaise, are based on my tastes. Some people like theirs to be drier and others “wetter”.

sandwich on plate with chips

I found that 3/4 of a cup is a happy medium and you can easily add more mayo if that’s how you like your chicken salad. Conversely, you can add more chicken and/or more veggies if you find 3/4 cup is too much for your taste.

cranberry chicken salad sandwiches

As far as what kind of buns to use, I suggest you use whatever you prefer. A nice pretzel bun or Ciabatta bun works well.

If you don’t care for buns you can always use a couple of slices of bread. For an even healthier option, wrap the chicken salad in some lettuce to make a lettuce wrap.

cranberry chicken salad sandwiches
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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Mayonnaise, Paprika, Dried Cranberries, Celery, Green Onions, Green Bell Pepper, Pecans, Canned Chicken Breast, Salt & pepper and Buns or Bread.

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise and paprika. Add the dried cranberries, diced celery, green onion, bell pepper and pecans.
  2. Fold in the drained chicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before assembling the sandwiches.

Printable Recipe Card

cranberry chicken salad sandwich

Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches

This Cranberry Chicken Salad recipe is perfect for making sandwiches on your favorite buns. Or wrap it in lettuce for a healthy alternative.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine American
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 607 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ cup Mayonnaise, or to taste
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ¾ cup Dried Cranberries
  • ½ cup Celery, chopped
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped
  • ½ cup Green Bell Pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup Pecans, chopped
  • 25 oz Canned Chicken Breast, drained
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 Buns

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise and paprika. Add the dried cranberries, diced celery, green onion, bell pepper and pecans.
  • Fold in the drained chicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before assembling the sandwiches.

Notes

→ This recipe may contain wheat/gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and soy. Please take the necessary precautions.

Nutrition

Calories: 607kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 32gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1139mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 266IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 11mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Ginette says:

    This recipe is great. The cranberries really make this recipe as I love cranberries. I first made this recipe to go on a camping trip. It was a great success as everyone loved it.