It went from this:
Then I took all this:
And made this:
love the red & green...sorta Christmasy, huh?
Chicken salad is one of my favorite lunch time staples, but making it is usually a hassle and it can be pretty unhealthy. I looked at what I had on hand, and created this sweet, tangy, refreshing salad. The crunch from the walnuts and celery and the sweetness of cranberries is a winner.
Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
3 tbsp. lite mayo mixed with 2 tbsp. hot sauce, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. garlic powder
3 ribs of celery, chopped
1/2 a large white onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp. honey
Mix all ingredients together and serve over a bed of lettuce, in a wrap or eat straight from the bowl!
I turned it into this: