Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 743
  • Fat: 59g
  • Saturated fat: 8g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Carbohydrate: 15g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 135mg
  • Sodium: 587mg


  • 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


  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.
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