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Cantaloupe Chicken Salad for Four

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


  • 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


  • 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.

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  • JennTats
    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
    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
    Jul 24, 2009

    Fast, easy and tasty summer meal!

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    Jul 23, 2009

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    Aug 1, 2006

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    Jul 16, 2006

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