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Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries

Prep time 30 mins
Yield 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 red apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 green apple, cored and chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 store-bought roasted chickens (about 4 lb. total)
  • 2 small bunches watercress, tough stems discarded

Nutrition Information

  • calories 743
  • fat 59 g
  • satfat 8 g
  • protein 38 g
  • carbohydrate 15 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 135 mg
  • sodium 587 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a bowl, stir together mayonnaise, apples, celery, 1/2 cup walnuts, cranberries, parsley, salt and pepper.

  2. Tear chicken into chunks, discarding skin and bones. Stir into apple mixture. (Salad may be KITCHEN TIPS prepared up to 6 hours ahead.)

  3. To serve, line a bowl with watercress or arrange on a platter and top with chicken salad. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup walnuts over chicken.