Cranberry Chicken Salad – The best ever chicken salad that is full of cranberries, apples, and pecans!  This chicken salad makes the perfect wrap or sandwich for a light fall lunch or dinner!

cranberry chicken salad

Well, happy Monday you guys!

Did anyone see the full eclipse today?

Where I’m located, we had 95% totality, so I should have had an amazing view, right?

Sadly, not the case.  I DID get to see it starting, but by the time everything got really good, it was stinking cloudy!

Thanks so much, Kansas weather!

I guess I shouldn’t complain too much.  We are starting to get those cooler fall mornings that I love so much.

It’s around this time every year that I start craving these Cranberry Chicken Salad Wraps.

Morning time may feel like fall, but the afternoons are still pretty warm, so I need a light lunch or dinner that gives me those Autumn flavors I’m longing for.

cranberry apple chicken salad

This salad is super simple to make a big batch of and keep in the refrigerator for lunch all week!

It’s great as a wrap, on your favorite bread, or even on top of lettuce if you want to keep it healthy.

I LOVE pecans so that’s what I have always made my chicken salad with.

Feel free to use walnuts or almonds if you prefer, that’s really just a matter of taste.

I also always add dijon mustard to my chicken salad because I feel like it adds an amazing pop of flavor.  If you’re a mustard hater, just leave it out, doesn’t affect the recipe at all!

cranberry chicken salad

The best way to keep this quick and simple is to use a ready-made rotisserie chicken from your grocery store.

Or, you can check out my recipe for Crockpot Shredded Chicken!



5 from 21 votes

Cranberry Chicken Salad

Prep 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 Cups Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 1/3 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Large Granny Smith Apple, Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Pecans, Walnuts or Almonds can be substituted


  • In a medium bowl mix together the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Fold in the shredded chicken, cranberries, pecans and chopped apple.
  • Serve as is on top of lettuce, or on your favorite wrap or bread! 
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Welcome to The Salty Marshmallow! I'm a mom, animal lover, photographer, & kitchen mess-maker. Here you will find the result of my decades-long passion for chasing the best flavors in the kitchen, all meant to be cooked by regular people with busy lives just like you and me.

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