Simple Chicken Salad Recipe

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Megan Modified: November 9, 2021
Simple Chicken Salad Recipe

How To Make Simple Chicken Salad

Served on top of spinach leaves, this refreshing chicken salad combines chicken tangy cranberries and crunchy nuts, all tossed in a mayo-balsamic vinegar.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Total: 6 hours 40 minutes



  • 4chicken breast,halves, skinless boneless, chopped
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 3celery stalks,chopped
  • ½cupwalnuts,chopped
  • ½cupdried cranberries
  • ¼cupred onion,chopped
  • 1cupmayonnaise
  • 3tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • ½lemon,juiced
  • 8spinach leaves,rinsed, stemmed, and dried


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together the celery, walnuts, cranberries, onion, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper and lemon juice.

  3. Add the cooled chicken, and stir until well combined.

  4. Cover and chill for about 6 hours.

  5. Serve on top of spinach leaves and enjoy.


  • Calories: 837.09kcal
  • Fat: 68.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.81g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 31.21g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.46g
  • Fiber: 2.44g
  • Sugar: 12.75g
  • Protein: 37.50g
  • Cholesterol: 133.88mg
  • Sodium: 777.64mg
  • Calcium: 65.05mg
  • Potassium: 632.13mg
  • Iron: 2.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 142.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.17mg
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