Chunky Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This chicken salad with grapes is ready in a snap when using rotisserie chicken and a few quick chops of pecans, sweet onion and celery. —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
Chunky Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • Lettuce leaves or whole wheat bread slices, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Add the chicken, grapes, pecans, celery and, if desired, onion; mix lightly to coat. If desired, serve with lettuce leaves or whole wheat bread.
Chicken Salad with Grapes Tips

Can you use different kinds of chicken to make chicken salad?

If you forget to grab a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store, feel free to cook a bird at home, then pick your favorite method for how to shred chicken, whether it's with a fork, stand mixer or your hands. You can also use canned chicken in a pinch.

What other toppings can you put on chicken salad with grapes?

Add more texture and flavor to your chicken salad by adding diced avocado, dried cranberries or even crumbled bacon.

How else can you serve chicken salad with grapes?

You can always serve chicken salad on a croissant, or tuck some into a halved pita or lettuce wrap instead. If you're out of bread, use Ritz crackers as salty, buttery vessels.

How long will chicken salad last?

When kept in an airtight container in the fridge, chicken salad with grapes will last for up to 3 days. If you serve it at a potluck or other gathering, make sure it doesn't sit out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours for food safety reasons. If you liked this recipe, check out more of our best chicken salad recipes.

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition 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.