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4.78 from 9 votes

Chicken and Apple Salad

This Crunchy Chicken Salad with Apples is a sweet tart take on classic chicken salad with sweet apples and tart dried cranberries.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes


  • 2 large chicken breast halves $3.02
  • 2 small 3/4 lb. apples $0.74
  • 1/2 medium red onion $0.56
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries $0.28
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise $0.56
  • 1/3 cup fat free plain yogurt $0.21
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard $0.06
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar $0.04
  • to taste salt and pepper $0.05


  • Cook the chicken breast in a countertop grill, skillet, or oven. Whatever method is easiest for you. My George Foreman grill cooks a chicken breast in about seven minutes, so I did that. Allow the chicken to cool.
  • Wash and dice the apples and onion into small pieces while the chicken is cooling.
  • Dice the chicken and place it in a bowl along with the diced apples, onions, and dried cranberries.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, dijon, and red wine vinegar. Add a healthy dose of freshly cracked black pepper and a dash of salt. Stir, taste, and adjust salt and pepper to your liking. Stir the dressing into the bowl of chopped goodies and serve!