Cha-Cha Chicken Salad

Cha-Cha Chicken Salad

A slightly sweet pineapple-cranberry chicken salad sandwich spread with crunchy onions and celery


4 servings


1/2 cup mayonnaise
3-4 ounces softened cream cheese
curry powder, salt, pepper to taste
2 cups cooked and shredded or finely chopped chicken breast
1/3 cup crushed pineapple (reserve a few tablespoons of the juice)
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
3-4 celery ribs, finely chopped
Bread or sandwich buns, for serving


1. In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, cream cheese, and seasonings until well-blended. Add chicken and mix.

2. Stir in crushed pineapple, cranberries, onion, and celery. Add desired amount of pineapple juice for flavor and consistency.

3. Spread on bread of your choice to make a sandwich. Enjoy!

Cha-Cha Chicken Salad sandwich
Additional Notes: 

This recipe was submitted by reader Pat G.

Pat writes, "These measurements are approximate and I usually just mix according to taste. This is delicious with cream cheese bread or oatmeal bread."

Preparation Time: 

10 minutes (if using already-cooked chicken)

Tammy's Review: 

I admit to being a little skeptical when I first read the ingredients for this chicken salad recipe! However, I had some leftover cooked chicken and decided to give it a try. After all, it takes just minutes to make, and my husband loves chicken salad sandwiches!

We both really liked this recipe! I was amazed at how well the flavors complemented each other. It was every bit as enjoyable as my regular chicken salad, and made for a nice change. I was out of dried cranberries, so I didn't use those.

I am definitely going to make this chicken salad recipe again in the future! It was delicious. Not too sweet, and I actually loved the pineapple and juice! We NEVER have pineapple on our pizza or in stir frys (etc.) so I wasn't sure if we'd like it, but we DID!! :)

If you need a change from your ordinary everyday chicken salad sandwiches, try this easy recipe!! It's yummy. :) My rating: 10/10

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