Crowd-Pleasing Chicken Salad Recipe
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Crowd-Pleasing Chicken Salad Recipe

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I combined parts of several recipes to come up with this one. I'm a busy mother of five and like to fix meals that are quick and easy. I've served this salad at banquets and received many requests for the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted, optional
  • Cantaloupe, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 463 calories, 31 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 377 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Fold in rice, celery, green pepper, onion, pineapple, water chestnuts and cheese. Add almonds just before serving if desired. Serve on cantaloupe halves or wedges if desired, or use as a sandwich spread. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Crowd-Pleasing Chicken Salad in Country Extra May 1997, p51

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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