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Cranberry-Walnut Chicken Salad Sandwiches

I made these simple yet special cranberry walnut chicken salad sandwiches for a birthday party. Tangy cranberries and crunchy celery pep up the chicken. Leftover turkey works well, too. —Shannon Tucker, Land O' Lakes, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons honey Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cubed rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 16 slices pumpernickel bread


  • In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard and pepper. Stir in the chicken, cheese, celery, cranberries, walnuts and parsley.
  • Place lettuce on 8 slices of bread; top each with 1/2 cup chicken salad. Top with remaining bread.

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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 sandwich: 411 calories, 22g fat (5g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 20g protein.

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    • August5
      Aug 5, 2020

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    • Pamela
      Jul 30, 2020

      This was a winner right out of the gate! Everyone loved these and they could not be any easier. We used soft, torpedo style rolls, which really went well with the mix. It’s a keeper!!!??

    • danielleylee
      Mar 5, 2020

      Rave reviews. We used this recipe for a catering event at work. We did not have walnuts so we used slivered almonds. We also used baked chicken breast instead of rotisserie chicken. Such a success! Everyone asked for the recipe.

    • annrms
      Mar 2, 2020

      Wonderful! Use whole grain flat bread and made rollups. Loved the sweet pop of the cranberries and the crunch of the walnuts (that I roasted for added crunch). I also added some diced red onion.

    • rllewis7
      Jun 27, 2018

      Cranberries and walnuts add a great sweetness and crunch to make a very flavorful chicken salad!

    • PrplMonky5
      May 14, 2017

      Loved this recipe! I used regular leftover chicken breast, not rotisserie. I also used regular Dijon since I didn't have the honey version. I used pecans instead of walnuts because that's what I already had. Lastly, after I made it, it didn't look saucy enough for me, so I added in an extra 1/2 portion of the mayo/mustard/pepper mixture (so I did a total of 1.5 times what is written above). LOVE IT. Will definitely make this again. YUM!

    • dvierzen
      Jan 3, 2017

      Very delicious! We had these on lettuce wraps and really enjoyed them.

    • kennedy22
      Jun 22, 2015

      We really enjoyed these!! No changes to the recipe except the next day needed a little more mayo. thanks for sharing!!

    • Anrego
      Aug 8, 2013

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      Dec 5, 2012

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