Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches – $5 Dinner Challenge

I love me some chicken salad. I like to eat it out of the bowl. I like it on sandwich bread. I like it on croissants. I like it on hamburger buns. I like it in tortillas.

And I like it sweet.

While the plain mayo with some celery and salt and pepper is o-kay, my sweet tooth would rather there be some fruit mixed in, whether it’s pineapple, grapes, or in this case…cranberry sauce!


2 cups cooked and shredded chicken ($1.50)
1/2 cup mayo or miracle whip, if you must ($.20) Lots of coupons on sales on these right now!
About 1/2 of a  15 ounce can cranberry sauce ($.35) Bought a LONG time ago on Manager’s Special
Salt and pepper to taste
Bread of some sort ($.50) I used a Manager’s Special loaf and sliced it to sandwich size.

Lettuce ($1) Soon we’ll be eating lettuce from the garden with dinner!
Blackberry Vinaigrette Dressing ($.50)

Green Beans from the last year’s garden (Blanched and Frozen)
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Place the cooked and shredded chicken into a mixing bowl and add the mayonnaise and cranberry sauce. Stir until well combined. Season with some salt and pepper, to taste.

2. Prepare the Blackberry Vinaigrette Dressing and pour over the salad.

3. Thaw the green beans and steam. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cost $4.05

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  1. says

    I’ve never thought to use cranberry sauce in my chicken salad. Craisins, sure, but not the sauce. I love cranberry sauce; so yummy!

  2. says

    Ooohh!!! Love the idea of a little cranberry sauce in the chicken salad! I too, love chicken salad! Sometimes for an extra special treat, I serve it open faced as a melt (with shredded cheese). Mmmm!!! :)


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