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close-up of the phyllo cups with chicken salad on a wooden platter

15 Minute Chicken Salad Bites with Cranberries and Walnuts


These Chicken Salad Bites with Cranberries and Walnuts are the easiest little 15 minute appetizers! The creamy chicken salad is lightened with Greek Yogurt.


  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ¾ teaspoons dry tarragon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup left-over cooked chopped boneless skinless chicken breast, chilled
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts (sub pepitas for allergies)
  • 2 tablespoons chives plus more for garnish if desired
  • 24 thawed mini phyllo shells or home-made wonton cups
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, tarragon and salt in a large bowl. Add chicken, celery, cranberries, walnuts and chives. Stir to coat.
  2. Spoon a small amount of the chicken salad into the phyllo cups, dividing evenly among the cups. Garnish with additional chives if desired and sprinkle with black pepper.


Make-ahead: Make the salad up to 1 day ahead. The wonton cups can be made up to two days ahead. Store at room temperature in a plastic bag. Recrisp in the oven for about 5 minutes if necessary. Assemble just before serving.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 47
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 74 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 3 g

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