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

Ingredients

  • 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 sandwich (prepared with reduced-fat butter, reduced-fat cream cheese and reduced-fat mayonnaise) equals 520 calories, 20 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 697 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich (prepared with reduced-fat butter, reduced-fat cream cheese and reduced-fat mayonnaise) equals 520 calories, 20 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 697 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Quick Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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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!

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

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

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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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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

Calories on the nutritional list seem very high, especially considering all the low fat items that were used.

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