Subway Orchard Chicken Salad

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 was available, I made a beeline to Subway. This recipe isn’t their secret anymore.

orchard chicken salad sub sandwich on a plate

I took a couple of liberties with this 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 the cherry juice infused 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.

Orchard chicken salad stays fresh in your refrigerator for several days. So you can make this before you are ready to use it to make a delicious sandwich.

homemade Subway orchard chicken salad sub sandwich

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orchard chicken salad sub sandwich on a plate

Subway Orchard Chicken Salad

You can recreate the Subway Orchard Chicken Salad with this easy copycat recipe. 
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Recipes, Sandwiches, Subway Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 402kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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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
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About Stephanie

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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