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Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches – $5 Dinner Challenge

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On May 24, 2010 @ 5:48 pm In $5 Dinner Challenge,chicken,Dairy Free,Garden,Lunch,Recipes | 9 Comments

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!

Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 0 minutes


  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken [3] ($1.50)
  • 1/2 cup mayo or miracle whip, if you must ($.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.
  • Serve with a salad mix ($1) and this delicious Blackberry Vinaigrette Dressing [4] ($.50)
  • Add some extra veggies like green beans (frozen from my garden last year) (Blanched and Frozen [5])


  • 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.
  • Prepare the Blackberry Vinaigrette Dressing and pour over the salad.
  • Thaw the green beans and steam. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cost $4.05

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[5] Blanched and Frozen: http://www.5dollardinners.com/2009/06/how-to-freeze-green-beans.html

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