Cantaloupe Chicken Salad for Four Recipe
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Cantaloupe Chicken Salad for Four Recipe

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For a refreshing meal, Shirley Leister fixes this simple chicken salad with sweet cantaloupe. For a different presentation, the West Chester, Pennsylvania cook arranges the melon like flower petals on a lettuce-lined plate, then mounds the salad in the center.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small cantaloupe
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; stir well. Cut cantaloupe in half; discard seeds. Cut into 1-in.-wide wedges; peel. Place cantaloupe on four lettuce-lined plates; sprinkle with lemon juice. Serve chicken salad alongside melon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cantaloupe Chicken Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 2004, p19

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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JennTats User ID: 7007311 147770
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"This salad was very refreshing and even tasted better the next day. I didn't change the recipe in any way other than adding a few more items. I omitted the lettuce for broccoli slaw mix. I added about a 1/2 lb. of seedless red grapes cut length wise as well as a half cup of chopped walnuts. I also added 1 tsp. of Worcester sauce to the mayo mix for an added flavor. I have used both chicken and salad shrimp both taste great! Thanks."

nelda h. till User ID: 2769024 83955
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"Very good!!. And so pretty. Did the presentation with the cantaloupe like flower petals, sliced 3 strawberries in fan shape, and sprinkled with toasted almonds. I'm sure it would get raves at pot luck dinners."

Twich User ID: 4266391 58898
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2009

"Fast, easy and tasty summer meal!"

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