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Fruited Chicken Salad With Crackers USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 3-5
Serving Size: 25-50
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 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • In a large 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 2 Tbsp 2 tsp (#24 scoop) 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 Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp 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
25 Servings:
Apples, fresh: 7 oz
50 Servings:
Apples, fresh: 14 oz


  • 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 recipe without dried fruit, follow the recipe as
    written but do not add the dried cranberries. Credits as ½ oz eq meat and
    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 10 oz (275 g)
    of crackers for 25 servings and 20 oz (550 g) of crackers for 50 servings 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.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
2 lb 8¾ oz
1 qt chicken salad, 150 crackers
50 Servings:
5 lb 1¾ oz
2 qt chicken salad, 300 crackers