Chunky Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans Recipe
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Chunky Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans Recipe

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A luncheon salad that's ready in a snap when using rotisserie chicken and a few quick chops of pecans, sweet onion and celery. —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1-1/4 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion, optional
  • Romaine leaves

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup chicken salad: 311 calories, 22g fat (4g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add the chicken, grapes, pecans, celery and, if desired, onion; mix lightly to coat. Serve on romaine. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chunky Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p79

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 30, 2015

"What a fantastic recipe for chicken salad! This is not my momma's Indiana chicken salad but a whole lot better!! It is not sweet but tangy and an almost duplicate of a local family-owned grocery store here in Baton Rouge recipe that I love but is ubber expensive so a rare treat. I did not add the onion and my only change was I poached my chicken breasts seasoning the water with poultry seasoning, grey sea salt (found in my son's kitchen when I packed him to move and since I'm sure it was left from last girlfriend since he rarely cooks I appropriated) and pepper. It takes less than 20 minutes to poach the chicken breasts (I used boneless-skinless) and I like the taste of the sort of pure chicken if you will as opposed to the rotisserie and I was trying to make it as close to the store- bought as I could get!! Throw in a handful of Craisins as an extra surprise!!"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"This recipe has become one of our favorites."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"The grapes give this a nice flavor"

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"Very good. A pleasant difference from the same old chicken salad. The grapes add an elegant element to the salad."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"I eliminated the onion to keep this a "fruity' salad. Delicious!!"

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