Almond-Apricot Chicken Salad Recipe

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Here's a one-of-a-kind pasta salad that combines tender chicken, sweet apricots and crunchy vegetables. Plus, the lemony dressing can't be beat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped fresh broccoli
  • 2-1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 411 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 524mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding apricots during the last 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; place in a large bowl. Add broccoli, chicken, onions and celery.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the next eight ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and chill until serving; fold in almonds. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Almond-Apricot Chicken Salad in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p15

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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rena 55 User ID: 1935799 233902
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"I just made this for a catering event a few weeks ago and received numerous complements and requests for the recipe. I followed the recipe but added a little sugar to the mayo and sour cream mix. It's a pretty salad and also it's a filling salad."

noble6570 User ID: 3174163 43284
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2008

"Wonderful combination of flavors!!! Nice change from same old chicken salad.....Great Recipe!"

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