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Fruited Chicken Salad With Crackers USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 3-5
Serving Size: 6
Add some color to your chicken salad with this easy recipe.
⅛ cup fruit
½ oz eq meat
½ oz eq grains
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, celery seed, and onion powder. Stir until well-blended.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in chicken, apples, and cranberries (see notes).
  • Serve 3 Tbsp chicken salad and 6 crackers. Serve immediately, or keep cold at 40 °F or lower.


Nutrition Facts
Fruited Chicken Salad With Crackers USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 3 Tbsp fruited chicken salad and 6 crackers
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 126mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 14g5%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 5g6%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
*Marketing Guide
  • Contains wheat (crackers) and eggs (mayonnaise).
  • Choking Prevention: Dried fruit can be a choking risk for children under the age of 4.
  • If you choose to make the recipes without dried fruit, follow the recipe as written but do not add the dried cranberries. Credits as ½ oz eq meat, ½ oz eq grains.
  • If serving other types of crackers, nutrition information and amounts of crackers to serve may change. Check the Nutrition Facts label or other information on the package to make sure you purchase at least 66 g or 3 oz of crackers for this recipe.
  • If preparing in advance, store chicken salad in an airtight container at 40 °F or lower until ready to serve.
  • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook, Method A.
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