Creamy and Crunchy Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad

Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad

Cranberry walnut chicken salad features tender chicken, crisp celery, crunchy walnuts, sweet and tangy cranberries, and spices, all folded together in a creamy dressing.


Units Scale
  • 3 cups diced, cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic powder, tarragon and salt. Set aside.

Roughly chop the dried cranberries and finely chop the walnuts.

Combine chicken, onion, celery, cranberries and walnuts in a large bowl.

Add the mayonnaise mixture and toss well to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.


Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad can be made up to 24 hours ahead of time.

Keywords: chicken salad, leftover chicken, leftover turkey, Thanksgiving leftovers, picnic food, light lunch, snack time