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 User ID: 2191899 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 User ID: 6774367 160393
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

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

jammin gm User ID: 6869257 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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