Monday, September 6, 2010

Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwich or Wrap

So have you heard of $5 dinners? If by chance now, go check it out.  Talk about money saving tips!!

That's where today's recipe came from. Not only is it cheap, it's incredibly delicious!! I did add some celery and onion to her recipe cause I like the crunch! 

I'll warn you, this is not pretty in the bowl.  Luckily it's highly tasty on the lips! It was all I could do not to eat more than one sandwich!!  I had another for lunch the next day though.

Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwich
Adapted from $5 dinners

1 lb boneless chicken, cooked and shredded
1/2 cup mayo, light
2 - 3 tbsp. celery, finely chopped
1 green onion, finely chopped
1/2 of a 15 oz. can of cranberry sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything together.  Serve on Arnold Select sandwich things or whole wheat tortillas. Add lettuce if desired.

Total calories = 1220 calories
6 servings = 203 calories per sandwich without bread

Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwich + Potato Chips = 443 calorie dinner

More chicken salad recipes you may like!

Tropical Chicken Salad

Southwestern Chicken Wraps

Sweet Asian Chicken Salad Wraps

Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. I love chicken salad I've had it with dried cranberried in them but never with cranberry sauce! I will have to try this one!

  2. Cranberry sauce and chicken sounds good to me.

  3. I love those Arnolds breads - so yummy! Thanks for the great dinner idea:)

  4. This makes me think of Thanksgiving - ooh it is right around the corner! I love "salad" sandwiches! thanks for sharing this at Two for Tues!

  5. I guess that really makes good sense as a combo, you know how americans love turkey and cranberry, so why not chicken! Thank you for sharing today with Two for Tuesday.

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  7. The cranberry sauce in it makes it sound delicious. I agree with you about the celery and onion, I always need to have a little bit of crunch to my food.

  8. I like chicken salad w/ dried I can imagine this would taste good. Look kinda pretty, actually... thanks for sharing w/ t4t this week =)

  9. This sounds so good! I have enjoyed making things I find on your blog.

    Have a great day!

  10. What a unique combination. I think adding the crunchiness of the celery and onion was a great idea!

  11. This looks yummy. Love the choice of bun. And the $5 meals is a fab idea. Thanks for linking up to tasty tuesdays.

  12. Ooh, this sounds delish! :)

    Thank you for sharing! :)

  13. That is a lovely recipe - chicken and cranberry go so well together! It's a nice twist on ordinary chicken salad.

  14. Can you wrap up a few and send them on over??? I'm getting hungry!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  15. i love your honesty "its not pretty" lol
    but the not so pretty stuff usually tastes amazing! mmmm!

  16. I made a chicken dish with a cranberry topping and it was ugly but it tasted so good. Looks can be deceiving.

  17. This sounds great! I have to check the $5 Dinner website out!

  18. Deb, I am laughing because I had a Thanksgiving turkey dinner sandwich this weekend in boston and it reminded me how much I adore the taste of fowl and cranberry! I would make this with home made mayo and I just made these great pretzel rolls that are a bit sweet and would go with it as well. Food color is important isnt it? Pairing the pink with brown and green probably helped! Thanks for posting on the two for tuesday hop this week! :) Alex@amoderatelife

  19. This sounds really good and the price is right!

  20. Yum! I love cranberry sauce and chicken salad is a fave. Thanks for a new twist.

  21. Mmm cranberries. I'm already swooning.

    I have four bags of frozen cranberries in my freezer! Time to make some cranberry sauce to put in this salad!

  22. I would have never thought that you were eating chicken!! I do love cranberry sauce though, sounds like a great combo!

  23. Cranberry and chicken is one of the best combos! Sometimes the ugliest food is the best.

  24. Debbi, do you fix yourself a totally different lunch then the daycare? Breakfast too? I've tried that and it's so hard. Time consuming too. I was just curious. I'm not sure about chicken and cranberry together but I know I like them seperate. I make my own cranberry sauce so could easily add all the other goodness to make this. I'll have to give it a try.
    Thanks Debbi for all your good ideas, thoughts, recipes and more. Take care and God Bless!!