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.
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Subway Orchard Chicken Salad
- 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.