Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe

My husband loves chicken salad. I mean looooovvveeeessss chicken salad. From the poppy seed chicken salad that makes a regular appearance to a grilled chicken salad, he loves it all. And since I llllooooovvvveeee him, I make it for him as much as possible.

 

Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe from addapinch.com

But one of his favorite versions involves fruit and tons of chicken. I’m always playing around with different versions of a chicken salad with fruit for him and realized that you might like this recipe, too.

Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe from addapinch.com

Full of tender chicken, fresh sliced red grapes, celery, roasted pecans, and dried cherries, I’m not sure what wouldn’t be right with this recipe.

If the fact that there was none left over was any inclination, my sweet husband didn’t think there was anything wrong with it either.

This makes a great salad for lunch, a light supper, and takes hardly any time to mix all together.

Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe from addapinch.com

Here’s my recipe for Chicken Salad with Grapes that I think you’ll love.

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Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boiled chicken, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup roasted pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • celery leaves, chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add chopped chicken to a large bowl along with celery, grapes, dried cherries, chopped pecans, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. If using chopped celery leaves, add these as well. Stir together until just combined.
Enjoy!
Robyn xo
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About Robyn

A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Comments

  1. 1

    Looks like a perfect lunch to me!

  2. 2

    I make mine almost like this except mix in some sour cream with the mayonnaise. I’m with your hubby…love chicken salad too.

  3. 3

    yum! i’m with your husband- i love chicken salad!

  4. 4

    BOILED chicken???? Please, no! Cooked just until done, yes. Boiling just makes chicken tough and tired and takes the flavor out of it.
    One of my favorite ways of cooking chicken is to simmer it gently in chicken broth with whatever herbs I want until it is just done. Or even to bring it to a simmer, then let it sit, covered, for maybe 20 minutes. Tender and tasty, then.

    • 5

      LOL! We actually like boiled chicken, but if you don’t you can cook it however you prefer. Roasted chicken would work well in this chicken salad as well.

    • 6
      Sarah Marie says:

      The more technical term is “poaching”, which sounds much more appetizing than boiled. Either way, it’s yummy and how most chicken salad recipes are prepared!

  5. 7

    Yummy! Thank you.

  6. 8

    Oh yeah you are a girl after my own heart. I usually make chicken salad with dried cherries or grapes but never together! Looks look to good.

  7. 9

    this is very similar to one my hubby loves, except I use dried cranberries and add some tarragon and a little ground celery seed.

  8. 10

    I also often use rotisserie chicken

  9. 11

    I really like chicken salad with fruit in it. It tastes so great on a warm croissant. I use rotisserie chicken when I am in a hurry which makes it easier. Looks delicious!

  10. 12

    I love a good chunky chicken salad!

  11. 13
    Misty Lynn says:

    I loooooove chicken salad too. I like it with grapes or pineapple or green apples. I like it with mayo or greek yogurt with a little white wine vingar. I’ll try this recipe too as I like to change it up…Thanks!

  12. 14

    This was awesome! Turned out great and I added dried cranberries (all I had).

  13. 15
    Cassondra says:

    I have seen this done with sliced almonds instead of pecans and added some dill in there. It was fantastic. But also want to point out that the recipe does not show how much celery stalk to use. Just Celery leaves. Thanks.

    • 16
      Cassondra says:

      Good grief I am an idiot. It is there and a finally saw it after my post…LOL.

    • 17

      I missed if first also, then when I saw it talk about celery leaves I re-read it.

  14. 18

    Thank you for the delicious recipe, Robyn! It was fabulous. I made a couple of personal preference changes, 1/4 tsp salt instead of 1/2, 3/4 cup mayo instead of 1 cup, 1/4 tsp. celery salt, 1/4 tsp. celery seed. This is going in my “favorite recipes” book.

  15. 19

    P.S. I used a rotisserie chicken and for those who are not going by weight, it takes 4 cups of chopped chicken.

  16. 20
    Melissa P says:

    Thank you for this recipe!!!!!!! I LOOOVE chicken salad!! I left out the cherries, and instead of mayonnaise, I put some veganaise! If you have never had veganaise, it is similar to Miracle whip where it has a better flavor (to me anyway), a bit of a “tang” for lack of a better word. :).

  17. 21

    My daug in law pressure cooks her chicken for chicken and noodles and it is very tender. Boiling does make chicken somewhat tough. I have microwaved my chick breast in my tupperware microwave cooking bowl from years ago and it makes it quick and tender. Thank you for all the good ideas for this salad.

  18. 22
    Jennifer Hensley says:

    This is almost identical to how I make my chicken salad! I use almonds instead of pecans though. Now I’m craving it, so off to cook!
    Thanks for all of your great recipes!

  19. 23

    Hello Robyn.

    I know that you can eat this by itself, but do you serve anything on the side such as chips, bread, or crackers to go with your chicken salad and grape recipe? I can’t wait to try this:)

  20. 24

    Great recipe! I make one very like it and thought you might like to try a different type of dressing. I use a combination of one part mayonnaise, one part low-fat sour cream, and one part no-fat Greek yogurt. I also add fresh dill, celery seed, and lemon zest.

    Great website, by the way. Far and away the best photos anywhere.

    Thanks

  21. 25

    So yummy!! I didn’t add the cherries but I was craving chicken salad and instead of going to the deli to buy dome for like 6$ a lb I had the ingredients and it came out great! So good thanks!

  22. 26
    kathy Heitzmn says:

    awesome site, great recipes.Love the chicken salad with grapes or pineapple tidbits, or crushed,
    could be used,

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