Cranberry Chicken Salad

This healthy chicken salad recipe with cranberries, toasty pecans and crunchy vegetables is slathered in a combo of mayonnaise and yogurt which keeps the dressing light and tangy. Serve it open-face on toasted bread or scoop it on top of fresh salad greens.

Cranberry Chicken Salad
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • cup plain whole-milk yogurt

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup chopped scallions

  • 3 tablespoons dill pickle relish

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

  • ¾ cup sweetened dried cranberries

  • ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted (see Tip)

  • cup finely chopped celery

  • cup finely chopped carrot


  1. Stir yogurt, mayonnaise, scallions, relish, mustard, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Fold in chicken, cranberries, pecans, celery and carrot. Stir to coat.


Tip: For the best flavor, toast nuts and seeds before using in a recipe. To toast small nuts, chopped nuts and seeds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
13g Fat
15g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Vitamin A 982IU 20%
Sodium 458mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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