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Almond Chicken Salad Recipe
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Almond Chicken Salad Recipe

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My mother used to prepare this salad for an evening meal during the hot summer months. It also serves well as a delicious but quick luncheon or potluck dish. You can't beat the tasty combination of chicken, grapes and almonds. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 3 hard-cooked large eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 351 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 152mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, grapes, celery, onions and eggs. In another bowl, combine the next nine ingredients; stir until smooth.
  2. Pour over the chicken mixture and toss gently. Stir in almonds and serve immediately, or refrigerate and add the almonds just before serving. Garnish with kiwi if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Almond Chicken Salad in Taste of Home August/September 1995, p25

Light-Bodied White Wine

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


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VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 229394
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

"Wonderful flavors! This is now my second favorite chicken salad."

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Homegirl2 User ID: 6672944 233
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2014

"This was excellent as is. Thanks for the recipe."

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vewebber58 User ID: 998755 45
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"A good salad. I guess I'm just not a huge fan of chicken salads in general, as this still tasted a little bland for me, but of all the ones I've tried, I think this was the best. The grapes really add to it.....I couldn't imagine not adding them. I think serving it on a juicy slice of fresh pineapple or cantaloupe would add to it as well, and I liked the idea using greens with a light dressing of vinaigrette and avocados as a base too."

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Anne Bernadette User ID: 5097561 51
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"What a marvelous blend of ingredients! I served this at a luncheon and had leftovers for dinner. My luncheon guests and husband raved about it. I think their clean plates spoke volumes. I used mixed greens, dressed lightly with a vinaigrette, and sliced avocados as the bed for a generous mound of chicken salad. Delightful!!"

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kymom26 User ID: 6838383 49
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"In a pinch you can use caned white meat chicken. We don't like onions or celery. Skip the celery & use onion power. I have also put in a mold & released it just before serving."

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Aula User ID: 1127835 41
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"Outstanding. One of the best chicken salads we have ever eaten!"

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crystalcarreon User ID: 5736603 28
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"I was really quite skeptical about how some of the ingredients would come together but this turned out wonderful! Specifically the grapes; they were such a nice touch. I actually used a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken (b/c I am lazy). Also, I mixed the last part in a mixer first, then added in the first part (chicken,etc.) and used the stir option on the mixer to combine everything. I served it on a Telera Sandwich roll which was quite good. Thanks so much for sharing! Will def make again!"

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crystalcarreon User ID: 5736603 5
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"I was really quite skeptical about how some of the ingredients would come together but this turned out wonderful! Specifically the grapes; they were such a nice touch. I actually used a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken (b/c I am lazy). Also, I mixed the last part in a mixer first, then added in the first part (chicken,etc.) and used the stir option on the mixer to combine everything. I served it on a Telera Sandwich roll which was quite good. Thanks so much for sharing! Will def make again!"

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nostressatol User ID: 410430 68
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"I made this salad for a Bridal Luncheon, but served it inside of a scooped out cantlaloupe half. A big hit with everyone."

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momof29 User ID: 6105359 67
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

"A++"

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