Quick Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recipe
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Quick Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recipe

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This tasty, filling chicken sandwich is a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce. It will brighten your day. —Michaela Rosenthal, Woodland Hills, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 sandwich buns, split
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 520 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 697mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein .


  1. Place buns cut side up on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread butter over bun bottoms. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Spread cream cheese on bun tops.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chicken, cranberry sauce, mayonnaise, onions and lemon juice. Spread over bun bottoms. Top each with a lettuce leaf; replace tops. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p53

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cindy_neff 176362
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"Great way to use turkey leftovers! I changed it up a bit, used red onion, added chopped grapes, and use homemade cranberry sauce. Allowed to sit in the fridge for a few hours and WOW the taste is sectacular1 Served on dry toasted rye with romaine lettuce!"

susanpamela 160393
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"This is a great sandwich that could me made even better without the onions!"

jammin gm 173296
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"Great taste. I twicked it however, I added walnuts and dried cranberries and did not put the cream cheese on the bun. Saved some calories Excellent will make again."

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