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Summer Chicken Salad Recipe

"Using a little imagination, I came up with this recipe for drop-in dinner guests one night," writes Diana Boschulte of Goodfield, Illinois. "It's so versatile. You can leave out the grapes and add chopped apples or vegetables instead."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:2-3 servings


  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup seedless red grapes
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Tomato slices, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, grapes and raisins. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Add to chicken mixture; toss to coat. Stir in pecans. Serve on lettuce. Garnish with tomato if desired. Yield: 2-3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 605 calories, 46g fat (7g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 688mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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leosmom User ID: 1895550 233652
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"Excellent chicken salad. I have made it several times. Tip: Rotisserie chicken gives the salad a lot more flavor. Also, 1/2 C. mayo is not enough. 3/4 C to 1C or the salad is rather dry. If using rotisserie chicken you may want reduce the salt."

greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 205593
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"I make chicken salad all the time for a quick lunch. This is a great recipe that I try many variations to. I do not add the raisins but do add sugar, ground mustard and chives for more flavor. The great thing about this recipe is you can add things to it and it just gets better and better."

ibarra User ID: 5607220 127967
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"I left out the raisins and pecans. I love this chicken salad. It's easy to make and keeps for a long time. It's great on bread or as a salad."

styles4u2 User ID: 6152497 44199
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"I left out the raisins feeling the grapes were enough for our taste. Otherwise, a great, easy to prepare salad."

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 55022
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"I made this chicken salad for lunch today and thought it was excellent. It was very easy to prepare. I did toast the pecans as I feel it brings out their flavor. My husband loved it as did I. We will definitely have this chicken salad again and I highly recommend it."

foxtrotta User ID: 7236993 205592
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"Lacking something. Lacking a little flavor. Maybe another spice. Sugar? More salt? Some other spice?"

MelodyMahala User ID: 4582527 127965
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"I left out the raisins but didn't need to add anything else - served on croissants - husband said he could eat this once a week and wanted to know if I got the recipe from my grandmother!"

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