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Creamy Chicken Salad

I modified the original recipe for this chicken salad to make it healthier. The ingredients are so flavorful that my changes didn't take away from the taste. This refreshing salad never lasts long at our house. Even if I double the recipe, my husband asks, "Why didn't you make more?" -Kristi Abernathy, Lewistown, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup cooked small ring pasta
  • 1 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Lettuce leaves, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, pasta, grapes, oranges, celery, almonds and onion.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, whipped topping and salt. Add to the chicken mixture; stir to coat. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 261 calories, 13g fat (0 saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • annlindblad
    Jun 11, 2018

    grandkids love this

  • scotland1
    Aug 13, 2017

    My sister-in-law made the Chicken Salad. WONDERFUL. I'll make it the next time. This will be are go to recipe.

  • Djbyrd2
    Mar 12, 2017

    This salad is great! I served it at a ladies' luncheon and it was a great success!

  • rena 55
    Jul 31, 2016

    Love chicken salad and this one is so good with the fruit. This is something I make when entertaining my girlfriends to make them feel special!

  • sd20
    Jun 23, 2013

    My family loved it! Especially good on a hot summer day! :-)

  • CasualGal
    Oct 21, 2012

    The salad is awesome! I made it for my friend's birthday potbless and everyone from young to old loved it and finished everything! Even my fussy hubby loved it...however it's more a pasta salad than a chicken salad though. But however, BRAVO! Great recipe!

  • rlmusch
    Jul 13, 2011

    Love, love, love it

  • Sandrasue
    May 31, 2010

    This is one of our favorites. I have been making it since I first saw it in your magazine. It is so cool on a hot day.

  • lynndunham
    May 7, 2010

    We have been making this for years. I first got the recipe out of taste of home. Lost it and was thrilled to find it again. This is a wonderful salad. Thanks taste of home.

  • teri396
    Aug 26, 2009

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