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RECIPE: Chicken salad with grapes, apples and cranberries


I found this recipe over at The Paleo Diet Lifestyle website ( ) and it was actually pretty good.  It looks kind of gross all mixed together, but was pretty tasty.  My daughter and my significant other wouldn’t even try it just because of the green mess it made.  hahahaha  It tastes better after it has chilled in the fridge a bit.  Oh, and the apples didn’t turn icky, either!

Here’s a summary below in case their site disappears, but there’s a great picture on their website so I highly recommend visiting it:


1 lb chicken breast;
1/2 cup dried cranberries;
1 cup celery, chopped;
3/4 cup green grapes, halved;
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped;
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced;
1 apple, peeled cored and chopped;
1 cup Paleo mayonnaise;
1 tsp lemon juice;
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;


1. It’s completely up to you how you wish to prepare the chicken. Oftentimes, this salad is the best recipe to make with leftover cooked chicken, but you can also prepare the chicken from scratch and pan fry it, boil it or roast it. (I spread oil on the chicken, sprinkled salt pepper and garlic powder on them, then cooked them on the stove until done) Either way, once it is cooked, chop it finely, or even shred it if you prefer. (COOL COMPLETELY before mixing it in with the rest of the ingredients)

2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cranberries, celery, grapes, walnuts, avocado and apple. Give everything a good toss.

3. In a separate small bowl, combine the mayonnaise with the lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Pour the dressing into the large bowl with the chicken, fruits and vegetables and combine everything well so that all the ingredients are coated in the dressing. And there you have it, an easy yet extremely tasty chicken salad! Enjoy it right away or store it in the refrigerator. (I think it tastes best after cooling in the fridge a bit)

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