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Close up of chicken salad with cranberries and pecans in a small bowl with greens and lemon wedges. There is a also a bowl of pecans behind it and a plate of carrots and celery in front of it.
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5 from 3 votes

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad (Paleo/Whole30)

An easy and quick meal or meal prep option, this paleo and Whole30 approved Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad makes a protein packed and filling meal for lunch or dinner! Made with just 7 ingredients and ready in 5 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Paleo Chicken Salad, Pecan Chicken Salad, Whole30 Chicken Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Calories 361kcal
Author Kelly


  • 4 cups shredded chicken (457 grams/16 ounces)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped (1/2 cup/65 grams)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Serve in lettuce wraps, on salads, in sandwiches, or as a snack with veggies. Enjoy!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg