Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cranberry Chicken Salad Recipe

Ah, chicken salad.  One of my favorite foods in the whole wide world. 

The flavor in this chicken salad was so great.  Seriously amazing. The hint of cardamom with the tartness of the dried fruit, along with the sweet cream cheese sauce provides for a flavor explosion that you wouldn't believe. 

The family ate theirs on mini crescent rolls.  I chose corn tortillas to put mine because I love anything on a tortilla.

Cranberry Chicken Salad Recipe
Adapted from Kitchen Parade

2 tbsp. mayo
4 tbsp. buttermilk
2 tsp. dijon mustard
1 tsp. cardamom
Zest of an orange
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground pepper

1 lb. roasted chicken, shredded
1/2 green pepper, diced
2 tbsp. red onions, diced
1/2 cup dried cranberries (I used a combo of dried cranberries, cherries and blueberries)

Cranberry Cream Cheese:
6 tbsp. cream cheese
3 tbsp. cranberry sauce (I used homemade cranberry salsa)

Mix all the dressing ingredients in a bowl.  Stir cooked, shredded chicken into dressing.  Cover and refrigerate overnight, at least.  The flavors really do change so please leave it overnight, it makes a huge difference.

Mix cream cheese and cranberry sauce together.  Spread sandwiches with cream cheese, lettuce and chicken salad.


  1. This looks scrumptious! I've copied the recipe and plan to make it soon.
    Have a great day.
    Ladybug Creek

  2. Cardamom has become one of my favorite spices. Smells fantastic!

  3. I love chicken salad too! Dried cranberries are one of my favorite additions so this is right up my alley. Can't wait to try adding cardamom (love!) and adding some cream cheese. Thanks!

  4. I love chicken salad and your recipe is fabulous, Debbi! Great idea with the addition of cranberry and mustard... mmmm. Thanks for sharing. You have a very nice blog and I'm so glad to have found you!

  5. Oh yeah, this sounds delicious! I love the cream cheese spread too.

  6. PS This would be a great use for leftover turkey too, I bet!

  7. Sounds great. Chicken salads are the best!

  8. Sounds like a dish I would scarf quickly. MMMM! What a wonderful way to dress up chicken!

  9. I love chicken salad. It's such an awesome way to use up leftover chicken. And putting fruit it to make it sweet, yum!!

  10. I love everything about this chicken salad! The cranberries and the cream cheese - sounds crazy delicious!