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Creamy Chicken Salad Recipe

Creamy Chicken Salad Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, pasta, grapes, oranges, celery, almonds and onion.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional 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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Djbyrd2 User ID: 8642876 263400
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

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

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 252029
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5560294 78712
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

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

CasualGal User ID: 6930807 41275
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6098667 73646
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

"Love, love, love it"

Sandrasue User ID: 1465845 52492
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4291358 26975
Reviewed 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."

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