Cran-Grape Chicken Salad

Spoiler: There's no WHOLE cranberry or grape in this.
BUT you can add some! We'll be opting for delicious Diet Cran-Grape juice to add in the smallest amount to our chicken salad for a source of semisweet acidity that will complement other elements beautifully. This is definitely a lighter take on an American classic.
P.S. If you don't have shredded chicken, use two forks to shred it once it's been chopped!


  • 2 CUPS shredded cooked chicken (like rotisserie)
  • 2/3 CUP any brand of mayonnaise (olive-oil base to keep it lighter)
  • 1/2 CUP light red apples (Honeycrisp or Gala preferred), chopped
  • 1/4 CUP walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 CUP chopped celery
  • 1-3 TBSP Diet Cran-Grape juice
  • Dill pickle juice
  • Yellow mustard (go very light with this!)
  • Sweet relish
  • Dillweed
  • Celery seed
  • Onion powder
  • Salt/pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Splenda or white sugar
  • Serve this by itself, on your favorite bread, crackers, or even on a bed of greens!


1. Combine the mayo, Diet Cran-Grape, dill pickle juice, sweet relish, and OPTIONAL yellow mustard in a small bowl
2. Mix all of the spices/seasonings together in a small bowl (roughly equal amounts of each)
3. Combine contents of both bowls in a medium bowl, stir well
4. Add in shredded chicken, chopped apples, chopped walnuts, and any additional fruit
5. Mix well and taste-test!
6. Add any additional sweet or salty elements you'd like

Servings: Serves 2-4 people
Total Time: 10 minutes max

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