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These cucumber cups stuffed with cranberry apple almond chicken salad are a great no-cook dinner when it’s too hot to turn on the oven! Also makes a great party appetizer! 

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad Recipe IngredientsWhen it’s too hot to turn on the oven on those sweltering summer days, my go-to recipe is chicken salad filled with crisp apples, slivered almonds and tart dried cranberries. It tastes fantastic on a sandwich (or even straight from the mixing bowl!), but my favorite way to serve it is inside of a fresh cucumber cup. Light, crisp and deliciously refreshing!

Oh, and it only takes ten minutes to whip up…you can’t beat that!

Ingredients for Cranbery Apple Chicken SaladIn a large bowl, mix together Hormel Foods Chunk Chicken, diced apples, cranberries, slivered almonds, olive oil-based mayonnaise, seasoning blend, salt and pepper.

I always keep a stockpile of Hormel Chunk Chicken in our pantry because it’s one of the quickest and easiest ways to start building a meal with zero prep time. Just open the can, and you’re on your way to delicious protein packed dinners, soups, salads and sandwiches in minutes (it’s also my favorite way to get my famous Chicken Tortilla Soup on the table in just 15 minutes!)

Making Cucumber Cups for Cranberry Chicken SaladNext, cut the cucumber into 1″ thick slices, and use a melon baller to hollow out the center to create a cucumber cup.

healthy cucumber cups snacks Fill the cucumber cups with the chicken salad mixture, and garnish with a thin slice of apple. YUM! Using Hormel Chunk Chicken makes these chicken salad cucumber cups quick, easy, affordable and packed full of protein – you can’t get much better than that! 

Cranberry Apple Almond Chicken Salad with Cucumber CupsNot only does my family like to enjoy these yummy cucumber cups for lunch and dinner, they’re also a HUGE hit at parties! I served these at several recent Girls Nights Out, and they’re always one of the first things to get eaten up! My friends just can’t seem to get enough of them!

Chicken Salad with Apple in Cucumber Cups

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Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad in Cucumber Cups

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 -6 Servings

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Cans Hormel Chunk Chicken Breast
  • 1 Medium Apple, finely diced
  • 1/3 Cup Slivered Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 2 Large Cucumbers
  • 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash Original Salt-Free Seasoning Blend
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil Mayonnaise, more or less to taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine Hormel Chunk Chicken, apple, almonds, cranberries, mayonnaise, Mrs. Dash seasoning blend, salt and pepper. Mix until combined well.
  • Slice the cucumber into 1" thick slices, and use a melon baller to hollow out the center to create a cucumber cup.
  • Fill the cucumber cup with the chicken salad mixture, and garnish with a thin slice of apple.
  • Keep refrigerated and serve chilled.
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