Chicken Salad for 50 Recipe
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Chicken Salad for 50 Recipe

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When this was served at a women's luncheon, there were lots of recipe requests, The creamy dressing, grapes and cashews make it extra special.—Florence Vold, Story City, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:50 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 50 servings


  • 9 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 9 cups cooked small pasta shells
  • 8 cups chopped celery
  • 8 cups seedless green grapes halves
  • 18 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 2 cans (20 ounces each) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups cashew halves

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 328 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In two very large bowls, combine the first six ingredients. In another large bowl, whisk the first six dressing ingredients. Pour over the chicken mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Stir in cashews just before serving. Yield: 50 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Chicken Salad for 50 in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p54

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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upt78 User ID: 5734155 18591
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"This is a good recipe. I added more chicken and just a little more salad dressing and used 7 eggs and 4 yolks. I had leftovers and on the next day the chicken salad tasted much better. For the next time, I am going to use red grapes and raisins. And will not add the green grapes and pineapples. Stay tune for the results."

muffinmonster User ID: 2793033 23841
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"We made it for a graduation open house. Went really well! Tasted terrific - chunky, creamy and altogether delicious!"

LoveIdaho User ID: 4015954 6061
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"Trying using red grapes-a little more flavor, plus it adds color. We didn't use the eggs."

hungry22 User ID: 4807589 10461
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"I feel it nees more chicken in the recipe, otherwise I really liked the flavor combinations."

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