Subway Apple Orchard Chicken Salad

Subway Apple Orchard Chicken 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 packed with apples, celery, chicken, and cherry-infused cranberries was available, I made a beeline to Subway. This recipe isn’t their secret anymore.

orchard chicken salad sub sandwich on a plate

Chicken Salad with Apples

I took a couple of liberties with this apple orchard chicken salad 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 cherry craisins. I thought the 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 could be made with regular mayonnaise as well, but I think it may be a little too heavy.

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Cooked chicken breast
  • Red apple (Honeycrisp recommended)
  • Granny smith apple
  • Lemon juice
  • Chopped celery
  • Cherry Craisins
  • Light mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste

You can add some toasted almond slivers to this salad if desired.

orchard chicken salad ingredients

How to Make Subway Apple Orchard Chicken Salad

  1. Chop both apples into small cubes and place them into a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle lemon juice over the apples.
  3. Add chicken, celery, and cranberries. Stir to combine.
  4. Add mayonnaise and stir well.
  5. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Refrigerate the salad for at least 1 hour before serving.

Orchard chicken apple salad stays fresh in your refrigerator for several days. It’s a great make ahead chicken salad. Then you can quickly make a delicious sandwich when you are ready.

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Subway Apple Orchard Chicken Salad

You can make the Subway Apple Orchard Chicken Salad at home with this easy copycat recipe. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Chicken Salad, Chicken Recipes, Chicken Salad with Apples, Subway Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 402kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 red apple Honeycrisp recommended
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups cooked chicken breast chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup cherry Craisins
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Chop both apples into small cubes and place them into a bowl.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of lemon juice over the apples. This will help them from turning brown.
  • Add chopped chicken, chopped celery, and Craisins. Stir to combine.
  • 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.
  • Refrigerate the salad in an airtight container for 1 hour before serving.

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Notes

You can add toasted almond slivers to this salad if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Adina

    5 stars
    I would think you could use vanilla or honey greek yougurt instead of mayonaise as well if you wanted to make it even healthier. 🙂
    I’m gonna try it with walnuts too.

  2. Marti

    5 stars
    I made this and it was delicious! I used a red delcious apple & a granny smith apple and used the juice from a whole lemon to prevent darkening. Thought it needed more cherry infused craisins so I probably used 3/4 cup. Instead of almonds, I used toasted pecans.. This salad tasted better the next day. This was better than SUBWAY!

  3. Laura Lee

    My local Subway’s has grapes in it’s OCS, never has had raisins. Perhaps it is the location, D/FW TX. This is one recipe I will try, Ty for sharing!
    Laura Lee

  4. LLSinSCV

    I had this Subway sandwich on Sat Jun 4, 2011 and enjoyed it on Omega 3 grain bread at the Hollywood Bowl, Star Wars in Concert. (I had no idea it was a temporary sandwich, but just found out from my sister that she went to lunch today, 6-13-11 and it’s no longer avail… it was just a “seasonal” sandwich. Glad to see that this COPYKAT recipe very closely mimics it. I’ll be definitely making this at home. (as someone suggested, might add some walnuts to it as well).

  5. Sharon Brand

    I love your recipies…love this salad but you guys need to do a friendlier print version. Four pages for a 1 page recipe is a waste of my paper.

  6. Frank Laratta

    Miss Stephanie, YOU SAID TO ME ONCE THAT YOU ARE NOT A CHEF
    HOW COME YOU CAN LOOK AT A DISH AND RUN HOME AND COPY IT PERFECTLY? HUH? HUH? YOU CANT FOOL ME YOU ARE A COPYKAT CHEF! THERE I SAID IT AND I AM GLAD YOU ARE THERE
    I AM PROUD THAT YOU CAN LOOK AT A GOOD RECIPE AND COPY IT,
    THIS LOOKS GOOD. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK U HAVE THE BEST WEB ON THE AIR…..

  7. Betty

    I had it once from the restaurant. This is really delicious and now I can enjoy it without all the bread. I will definitely try the Cherry juice infused rather than the plain Craisins.Thanks for sharing this

  8. Carol McKinney

    I grew up eating this salad and still love it. My mother always made it with chicken, celery, apples, grapes, walnuts, and mayo.

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