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Chicken Salad

This is a recipe that always seems to be used at our family gatherings. Everyone loves it. It's also great to make ahead for busy days. —Cathy Rauen, Ridgeway, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup halved green grapes
  • 3/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In large bowl, combine the chicken, bacon, water chestnuts, celery and grapes; set aside. In another bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients; add to salad and toss to coat. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 316 calories, 21g fat (4g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 321mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • ScottsGrace
    Jan 16, 2020

    I made this chicken salad recipe...not quite to the exact recipe (b/c I didn't have all ing. handy) and it still turned out really well. In fact, my husband and Grampa said not to get rid of the recipe! It's the first time I've found a chicken salad recipe that I like. I used pecans, raisins and mayo instead of water chestnuts, grapes and Miracle Whip. I think the only change I might make is to use fresh ginger instead of powdered just because I really enjoy that fresh ginger flavor!

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jun 21, 2017

    We loved this delicious salad. I made a couple of changes thanks to some reviewers. I omitted the bacon and used pecans and golden raisins. I also used mayonnaise. It was delicious. This makes a nice salad or sandwich.Volunteer Field Editor

  • Jaloodlebug
    Aug 23, 2012

    Our family loves this Chicken Salad however I have made a couple changes: I omit the bacon & add about a cup of craisins & pecans. Our favorite summer time salad.

  • crimson44
    Apr 13, 2012

    Want to try

  • nanaJudy51
    Nov 9, 2011

    Our very favorite chicken salad recipe. I also made it for my daughters baby shower served with crosant rolls. The grapes are a pleasant surprise.

  • keely27
    Oct 13, 2011

    No comment left

  • Grateful homemaker5
    Jul 25, 2011

    I make this at least once a month. My husband LOVES it! I really like it served on romaine and topped with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.

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  • cathcox
    Jun 3, 2011

    The ingredients sound a little peculiar, but TRY this recipe. It is delightful. My children are grown and still call for the recipe!

  • MrsHanna
    Oct 5, 2010

    My husband was skeptical at first because of all the ingredients but we both loved it the minute we tasted it!