Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad

Fast food! On a lettuce leaf! Simple, healthy ingredients make this salad one of the best things that ever happened to fast food! I really understand why people fly through the drive-thru at fast food joints when it’s time to eat. Life moves fast and so do you. What you need is an option that’s fast and easy to sling together without sacrificing health and time. Here’s just what you have been wanting and didn’t even know it!

This salad is one of my favorite fast and easy lunches. Most of the ingredients I have on hand in the pantry or freezer. Cranberries, canned chunked chicken breasts and nuts. Yes, I freeze nuts of all varieties to keep them fresh. Because of the oil in nuts, they can get rancid pretty quick. Have you ever been to the ballpark, ordered a bag of peanuts and popped a nasty one in your mouth? That’s a rancid nut! And it’s really gross. The flavor lingers and not in a good way! So freeze your nuts and never worry about that again!

And there’s no gluten in this “sandwich” either! I try to stay away from gluten when ever I can and I must say I feel better for it. I love to wrap protein of all kinds in lettuce leaves for lunch. Slide in an asparagus spear and a slice of red bell pepper along with your protein for crunch and color. Lunch doesn’t have to be heavy, or high in calories to be yummy. And it couldn’t be any faster than this! 

Cranberry Almond Chicken Ingredients

A little chop and a little stir and lunch is ready!

Mayo Mustard

Combine the chicken breast chunks, mayonnaise and mustard in a medium bowl and mix until all of the chicken is lightly coated. I rinse my chicken first by running water in the can over the chicken with the metal “lid” still in place. Then drain it by pressing the metal lid against the chicken. Do this a few times and it will cut down on the amount of sodium.

Add fruit and nuts

Add the cranberries, almonds, chives and celery and mix to combine.

Spoon into lettuce leaves

Spoon the chicken salad into the lettuce leaves and serve with corn tortilla chips.

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
233 calories
14 g
52 g
10 g
23 g
2 g
294 g
123 g
7 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
294g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233
Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 52mg
17%
Sodium 123mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 6g
23%
Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A
366%
Vitamin C
16%
Calcium
10%
Iron
17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 12.5 ounce can Premium Chunk Chicken Breast
  2. 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  3. 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  4. 1/3 cup dried cranberries, rough chopped
  5. 1/3 cup roasted slivered almonds
  6. 1/4 cup chopped chives
  7. 1/4 cup diced celery
  8. 2 heads of baby romaine
Instructions
  1. Combine the chicken breast chunks, mayonnaise and mustard in a medium bowl and mix until all of the chicken is lightly coated
  2. Add the cranberries, almonds, chives and celery and mix to combine.
  3. Spoon the chicken salad into the lettuce leaves and serve with corn tortilla chips.
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calories
233
fat
10g
protein
23g
carbs
14g
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