Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad – a simple and delicious lunch made of fresh apple, dried cranberries and shredded chicken mixed with Best Foods mayonnaise. I’m proud to partner with Best Foods to show you how you can make that lunch extra special and squeeze a special note onto the bread!
Chicken is definitely a staple around here.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kitchen PLAY for Best Foods. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.
I use it in a lot of our meals, but when I say “a lot of our meals” I’m talking more dinner. I don’t think I’ve ever served it at breakfast (that really doesn’t sound appealing to me) and rarely do we have it for lunch unless there’s leftover chicken breast from the night before which I’ll cut up to put into a green salad.
But now, the game has changed. I’ve made a chicken salad in the past, but I’d forgotten not only how easy it is, but how down-right delicious it is, too! It’s a welcomed change from the typical lunch meats or even peanut butter and jelly.
I mean, they’re tasty and all, but eating the same thing can tend to get old and I know with school in session there are going to be LOTS of lunches made. Best Foods has got you covered this year. They’ll help make those lunches delicious and fun for your kids!
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The squeeze bottle has a new clean lock cap and precision tip which makes it easy to #SqueezeMoreOut. It’s so simple that the kids can even do it without making a mess and who doesn’t love that?
When I was little, mom always used to put notes in my lunch box. It was always such a fun surprise and every day I wondered what she’d write next. I remember how wonderful it was to know that mom was thinking of me in the middle of my day.
Her notes always made me feel warm and fuzzy inside, especially if my day wasn’t going so well. It was like mom and I had this special secret that nobody else knew about. I thought it was important to continue this with my kids, so they’d often find a note or two well into their high school years. Towards the end, there might have been a little incentive to embarrass them as well. 😉
Now with Best Foods, you can incorporate those notes right onto the sandwiches you’re making. Imagine how surprised they’ll be when they open their sandwich and find a note written by mom or dad to brighten their day? It’s something they’ll always be able to look back on and you might just be starting a tradition.
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Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad
- 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
- ½ cup Best Foods Real Mayonnaise
- ½ cup chopped celery
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup chopped apple
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
- 2 slices of the bread of your choice Romaine lettuce, tomato slices
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Mix together until well combined.
- Place lettuce and tomato slices on one slice of bread. Top with 1/4 - 1/2 cup of the chicken salad, depending on the size of the bread you're using.
- On the inside of the second bread slice, write a note to surprise your child at lunchtime.
- Gently place the slice of bread on top of the chicken salad.
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So, what kind of notes are you going to include in those lunches? You might even want to sneak one on to your husband’s or wife’s sandwich to surprise them as well!
Have fun creating with Best Foods!
Interested in other lunch ideas? Here are some that can make that halfway point in the day better…
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Israeli Couscous Chicken Salad
Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad
Comments & Reviews
This looks and sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks so much, Linda. You’re welcome!
Oh, I LOVE this chicken salad! Cranberries and apples are a wonderful addition plus I love the splash of lemon juice! Pinning 🙂
Thanks so much, Liz! Love having that little extra zing with the lemon juice.
Peter @Feed Your Soul Too says
Came by to see what my fellow writers made. I really like the addition of the cranberries.
Thanks so much, Peter! I love apples and cranberries together.
Diane (Created by Diane) says
cranberry apples and chicken…yes please, this sandwich looks great
Thanks, Diane. I can’t stop making it!
Laura @ Family Spice says
Mmmmm… chicken salad!! And in my house, we add lemon juice on EVERYTHING!
Lemon juice is awesome, Laura! Thanks for your comment.
tiffany bendayan says
There’s nothing more delicious than a chicken salad sandwich.. I will definitely try this one with cranberries!
Chicken salad is delicious, Tiffany and the cranberries add something special. I love the extra flavor.
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
This looks delicious! How fun is that precision tip!
Thanks, Julie! That precision tip is pretty awesome. I’m excited there won’t be any more mayonnaise all over the handle of my knife now from reaching into the bottom of the jars!
Looks and sounds delicious; can you break now the nutrition value on this salad. Thanks.
Mary, thank you for your question. My apologies for not updating the nutrition information. I’m glad you brought it to my attention, so I could fix that, thank you!
You can now find all of that information at the bottom of the recipe!