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Cranberry Chicken Salad with Light Dijon Parmesan Dressing - Festive and delicious chicken salad packed with sweet cranberries, crunchy almonds, crispy bacon, and a creamy salad dressing that is lightened up, yet SO flavorful!

Cranberry Chicken Salad with Light Dijon Parmesan Dressing

Cranberry Chicken Salad with Light Dijon Parmesan Dressing – Festive and delicious chicken salad packed with sweet cranberries, crunchy almonds, crispy bacon, and a creamy salad dressing that is lightened up, yet very flavorful!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 257 kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD

  • 2 (8 cups) romaine lettuce hearts , thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 pounds cooked chicken tenders or boneless and skinless chicken breasts , cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon , cooked to a crisp and crumbled
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries

FOR THE SALAD DRESSING

  • 1 cup Non-Fat Plain Yogurt (I use Dannon)
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water (add 1 more tablespoon for a thinner consistency)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl combine lettuce, chicken, crumbled bacon, slivered almonds and cranberries; set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine yogurt, dijon mustard, grated parmesan cheese, rosemary, garlic, lemon juice, water, salt and pepper; whisk until thoroughly incorporated. If looking for a thinner consistency, add more water, if you want to thicken it, add more yogurt and mustard.
  3. Add salad dressing to previously prepared salad; toss to combine.
  4. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW Smart Points: 8

*Use 1 tablespoon of the dressing per cup of salad.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Chicken Salad with Light Dijon Parmesan Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 229mg10%
Potassium 402mg11%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 4110IU82%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 132mg13%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.