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Horizontal image of chicken salad on top of a bed of mixed greens on a white plate, with a folded striped orange cloth napkin and a fork to the left, and another plate and a wine glass with another napkin just barely in the frame in the background, on a gray surface.

Cherry Chicken Salad with Almonds

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This cherry chicken salad with almonds is just the refreshing meal that your lunch routine has been missing. You’re going to love this twist on a classic.


  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 Fuji apple, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion (about 1/2 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped leftover cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted and unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 cups packed mixed greens


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, orange juice, mustard, parsley, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Combine the cabbage, apple, onion, and chicken in a large bowl. Pour dressing over salad and toss well. Add nuts, cherries, and sesame seeds and give everything a final toss.
  3. Cover and refrigerate to let the flavors meld together for at least 1 hour. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Divide greens between four plates. Divide chicken salad evenly between the plates and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Chicken Salad
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: Lunch

Keywords: chicken salad, dried cherries, almonds