Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad Sandwiches

  better for you
3 Servings
Prep: 15 min.
Total: 15 min.

This tasty sandwich proves chicken salad can be flavorful. With protein from chicken, Greek yogurt, and Clover Valley® Shelled Walnuts, and topped with a veggie-packed slaw, it’s a tasty option that can help give you an afternoon boost.


  • 1 cup sliced cabbage or pre-sliced slaw mix
  • 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pickle juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  • 1 (10-oz.) can chicken, drained and fluffed with a fork
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced small
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Clover Valley® Shelled Walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped sweet pickles
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pickle juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 teaspoons of nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • 6 slices whole grain bread

Step 1: Make slaw: In a small bowl, stir to combine cabbage, onions, vinegar, oil, and sweet pickle juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2: Make chicken salad: In a medium bowl, stir to combine chicken along with the remaining chicken salad ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 3: Divide chicken salad between 3 slices of bread, then top with slaw and remaining slices of bread.

Dollar General partnered with a registered nutritionist to create DG Better For You meals, which provide healthier recipes with items sourced from DG stores. To give this recipe a Better For You spin, use light mayonnaise and nonfat Greek yogurt. The walnuts provide healthier fats and plant-based protein, and the raw cabbage slaw and whole grain bread bring fiber to this classic sandwich. Consider adding fresh sliced apples or grapes for added nutrition.