Subway Chicken Orchard Salad is a seasonal menu item at Subway. Last year, I found this wonderful chicken salad too late. I only had it once before it was taken off of the menu. So this year when this chicken salad that is packed with apples, celery, chicken, and cherry infused cranberries, I made a beeline to Subway, and this recipe isn’t their top secret anymore.
I took a couple of liberties with this recipe. They use only red apples, but I used one red, and one granny smith apple because I liked the flavor that the two apples gave. I also choose to use the cherry juice infused craisins. I thought they cherry added a little extra sweet touch. If you don’t have these available the regular ones will taste just as good. This recipe is made with light mayonnaise so we go a little lighter than using regular mayonnaise. This recipe would with regular mayonnaise as well, but I think it may be a little too heavy. This salad stays fresh in your refrigerator for several days. So you can make this before you are ready to serve.
Subway Orchard Chicken Salad
You can recreate the Subway Orchard Chicken Salad with this easy copycat recipe.
- 3 cups cooked chicken breast
- 1 red apple Honeycrisp works well
- 1 granny smith apple
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup cherry juice infused Craisins
- 1 cup light mayonnaise
- salt and pepper to taste
Chop both apples into small cubes, and place into a bowl. Sprinkle over 1 tablespoon of lemon juice over apples, this will help them from turning brown. Add chopped chicken, chopped celery, and craisins. Mix well. Add 1 cup of light mayonnaise, and stir well. Depending on how the salad is coated, you may want to add an additional 1/2 cup of light mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Allow flavors to marry in the refrigerator in a covered container for about an hour before serving. After making this recipe a few times, I added some toasted almond slivers to this salad, and thought the almond slivers added a really nice touch.