Chicken Salad with Apples, Cranberries & Cashews

Kyra Williams


Extend chicken salad season into fall and winter with this simple and delicious twist on the classic summer lunch. Sweet apples, tart cranberries and buttery cashews lend seasonal flavor and a hearty crunch, and roasting the chicken breast bumps up the savoriness. Scooped onto whole grain bread (or into a paleo-friendly wrap), it makes for one satisfying sandwich. This salad is also great over a bed of greens to keep it low carb or on crackers as an appetizer. “Fall” in love with lunch again!

Top View Chicken, Cranberry & Apple Salad Next to Wooden Spoon and Fresh Apples | Vitacost Blog

Top View Cranberry, Apple Salad Next to Wooden Spoon and Fresh Apples | Vitacost Blog
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Chicken Salad with Apples, Cranberries & Cashews

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Kyra Williams



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. On baking sheet, arrange chicken; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast chicken 30 minutes. Remove from oven, cool, then chop into ½-inch cubes.
  4. In large bowl, mix together chicken, apple, cranberries, cashews, celery and mayonnaise.
  5. Refrigerate and serve cold.
Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy. Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit