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The BEST Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries and Grapes

  • Author: Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina
  • Prep Time: 0 hours
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: American


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dried cranberries

  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup halved green grapes (red would be even prettier for the season)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipped cream (whipped until soft peaks form)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly diced Italian parsley
  • (use any or all of the following seasonings to your taste preference)
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon or dill
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp. curry powder (if desired, optional)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • paprika
  • Italian parsley
  • large tomatoes
  • lettuce varieties of choice


  1. Combine the first dry ingredients in one large bowl.
  2. In another medium-sized bowl, blend the mayonnaise, whipped cream, and spices.
  3. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the chicken and other ingredients.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Adjust seasonings as desired.
  6. Cut out large tomatoes.
  7. Lay tomatoes on a bed of lettuce, or inside a half head of iceberg lettuce.
  8. Place the chicken salad inside the tomatoes and around the lettuce.
  9. Sprinkle with paprika.
  10. Garnish with sprigs of Italian parsley.

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