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Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices (+ Video)

If you are looking for a perfect appetizer, this Cranberry Chicken Salad on crunchy and fresh apple slices is exactly what you need! | yummyaddiction.com

When friends come to visit us, I rarely make big, complicated dishes. Especially now, when all my time is occupied by my baby boy. That’s when appetizers come in handy. I usually put 2 or 3 different one bite snacks on a table and everyone is happy! The table looks good + they are comfortable to eat with a cup of tea, coffee or a glass of wine. A win win situation!

If you are looking for a perfect appetizer, this Cranberry Chicken Salad on crunchy and fresh apple slices is exactly what you need! | yummyaddiction.com

But there is one drawback. Well, the thing is, I don’t like repeating my appetizers too often. Yes, that’s me. I am an idealist and I always want to make the best of every situation. I really hate this quality of mine sometimes, but I can’t do anything with myself! That’s why I am always looking for new snack ideas to surprise my guests with. This time I’ve thought of a genius idea (ok ok, I saw it on Pinterest actually) – why not to put cranberry chicken salad on apple slices? So simple and looking so nice!

If you are looking for a perfect appetizer, this Cranberry Chicken Salad on crunchy and fresh apple slices is exactly what you need! | yummyaddiction.com

I made these cute apple slices yesterday when my sister was visiting us and they were a clear favorite at the table! Everyone loved them. The refreshing taste of crunchy, juicy apples pairs really well with the filling cranberry chicken salad, I’m telling you! My collection of appetizers that I plan to make more than once just got a new member. Undoubtedly.

If you are looking for a perfect appetizer, this Cranberry Chicken Salad on crunchy and fresh apple slices is exactly what you need! | yummyaddiction.com

If you want to make the salad even more healthy, just substitute mayo with greek yogurt. It is tastier with mayo though! Why do not-so-healthy things have to be so palatable, agrr! You can also have this as a standalone salad, not an appetizer (obviously!). It works both ways. Enjoy!

If you are looking for more chicken appetizer ideas, try these Chicken Nuggets with Mozzarella (which were a huge hit) or Chicken Quesadillas!

Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices Recipe Video:

If you are looking for a perfect appetizer, this Cranberry Chicken Salad on crunchy and fresh apple slices is exactly what you need! | yummyaddiction.com

4.8 from 5 votes
If you are looking for a perfect appetizer, this Cranberry Chicken Salad on crunchy and fresh apple slices is exactly what you need! | yummyaddiction.com
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Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 4
Author: Yummy Addiction
Ingredients
  • 2 cooked chicken breast halves , chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted pecans
  • 1/3 cup celery , sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 2-3 medium apples , sliced into thin rounds
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken, dried cranberries, pecans and celery. In another small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice and curry powder. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the chicken mixture and stir to combine.
  2. Serve the chicken salad on apple slices.

 

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Crista
    July 24, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Any chance you have the nutrition info on this recipe ? I am a newbie at the Keto plan so that would be so helpful.
    Thanks. crista

    • Reply
      Jovita
      August 7, 2016 at 7:31 am

      Crista, sorry, I don’t have it. However, there are many websites where you can add the ingredients and they tell you the nutrition info 🙂

  • Reply
    Laura
    July 27, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Do you think it would taste alright with plain greek yogurt instead of the mayo and sour cream?

    • Reply
      Jovita
      July 28, 2016 at 8:15 am

      Hi Laura, I haven’t tried it myself, but I don’t see why not! 😉

  • Reply
    S
    September 2, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    How did you slice the apples so thin and what did you do about the core?

    • Reply
      Jovita
      November 26, 2016 at 11:39 am

      I showed how I do that later in the comment section 🙂

  • Reply
    Platter Talk
    October 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I really find this recipe to be exactly perfect for a lunch. Love the flavors and textures!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      November 26, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Thanks so much!

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    BK
    October 13, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Do you core the apples first? How did you cut them so thin, they look perfect!!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      October 16, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Hi, don’t core the apple, just slice into “circles” around the apple core. Here is pic how I did it 😉 How to slice apple into rounds

  • Reply
    Barbra
    October 16, 2016 at 4:13 am

    How do you keep the Apple slices from turning brown

    • Reply
      Jovita
      October 16, 2016 at 9:02 am

      Hi Barbra! To keep from turning brown just swipe both sides of apple slices with half a lemon.

    • Reply
      Anna McAndrew
      November 3, 2016 at 1:32 am

      Rub them with a little lemon juice

  • Reply
    Tooa
    October 26, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Love your recipe on this one but can I use this on my flour tortilla as a sandwich ?

    • Reply
      Jovita
      November 26, 2016 at 11:38 am

      You can use it any way you like and it will still be great 😉

  • Reply
    Kathleen
    December 19, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Jovita! What a lovely idea … and so simple! Since I often look for a way to cut back on bread (though I sometimes prefer bread over cake), the apple slices are perfect. I like to put diced apple in my chicken salad, so this just changes its “shape.”
    I plan to take these to a weekly group meeting where we are asked to take turns bringing refreshments. (I hope the lemon juice will keep the apples fresh and pretty for a little while during transport and serving!)
    Thanks for sharing … it sounds like a five-star recipe!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      December 19, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Kathleen! I am so happy you liked the idea 🙂 Lemon juice should do the job, or you can simply slice the apples on spot preparing the filling in advance 🙂

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    Faith Boyce
    December 29, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I like to serve fresh apples and pears with a fruit tray at parties. To keep the fruit from browning AND to prep it in advance, place the fruit pieces in a pitcher filled with a lemon based soda drink. You can do this an hour or so before the party. You’ll be surprised when you remove the fruit, how long it stays fresh appearing without an overwhelming lemon flavor.

    • Reply
      Jovita
      December 30, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Thanks for the useful advice!

  • Reply
    Kimberly A Browning
    January 24, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Thank you for the recipe, going to try it this week. Thank you also for allowing us to print it without having to download with apps that we don’t need on our computers.

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      You are welcome, Kimberly 😉

  • Reply
    Liz
    March 12, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    I just whipped up a batch and added sliced grapes to the mix. I put the sliced apples on top of baby spinach to get some greens in as well. It came out amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Reply
      Jovita
      March 26, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Grapes is a great addition! The idea with spinach is awesome too 😉

  • Reply
    Ally
    March 16, 2017 at 2:09 am

    I just made this for lunch over the next few days. The taste test was so yummy!! I didn’t have any pecans so I threw in walnuts and sliced almonds. I have multi grain crackers to put this on,which I’m looking forward to. I added a dash of celery salt. I’m sure it will be even better tomorrow after it has chilled over night. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      March 26, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      You are welcome, Ally! Yes, you can substitute pecans with any other nuts and this salad will still be awesome 😉

  • Reply
    Elisa
    June 8, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Do you have any suggestions for a chicken substitute? I want to make this vegetarian

    • Reply
      Jovita
      June 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      You can go with tofu, mushrooms, any cheese, I guess. Most common vegetarian meat substitutes 🙂

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