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Dried Cherry Toasted Almond Chicken Salad

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Roast chicken is shredded and tossed with dried cherries, toasted almonds, green onions and a light and slightly sweet peppy seed dressing. A deliciously light, crunchy and flavorful salad!
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American
Keyword Almonds, cherries, chicken, lunch, make ahead
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 419
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt I use Fage
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 5 cups shredded cooked chicken I use a whole roasted chicken
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 3 green onions sliced (light and dark green parts only)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds


  • In a small bowl combine yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, salt, pepper and poppy seeds.
  • In a large bowl add chicken, cherries, green onions, parsley and almonds. Pour dressing over top and toss until combined.
  • Chill until ready to serve or eat immediately.
  • Serve with crackers, or on a bed of crisp torn lettuce leaves.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg