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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Rosa User ID: 9019141 259252
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2017

"BEST chicken salad EVER!!!! My husband and son asked for more the next day, so of course, I doubled the recipe."

luddie1947 User ID: 7156844 227147
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!!"

sherrienichols User ID: 8197976 216854
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"This recipe has become one of our favorites."

Aidenmaddiemom User ID: 7694521 126823
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"The grapes give this a nice flavor"

DragonSlayersRosebud User ID: 198468 139310
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

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

tsuop User ID: 6274346 121996
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

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

mckinar1 User ID: 6892277 194754
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"We enjoyed this recipe very much and have already made it twice and planning to make it tonight for supper."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 197349
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"I was expecting a little more from this - the grapes added a nice touch of sweetness and the pecans and celery a bit of crunch, but it wasn't really special, just pretty good..."

butterflybirds User ID: 970989 152221
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

"This is the best chicken salad we ever ate. I substituted almonds for pecans plus added chopped dried cherries & shredded cheddar cheese. My family is always asking for it."

runcarrie User ID: 2591116 152220
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"My daughter and her friend from college both asked for the recipe so they can make this when the head back to school this fall. A big hit with the family."

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