Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

This chicken salad is the very best. It is the perfect ratio of sweet and savory with a slight crunch, making it a light and delicious lunch. #WomenLivingWell #lunch #sandwiches #chickensalad

My favorite recipe blogger, Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen,  is here with a GREAT Chicken Salad Recipe!  Check it out!!  She writes:

Oooooo Ladies, we love a good Chicken Salad, don’t we?! It is just such a treat when this dish is served. Why? Because typically it takes a bit of time to make, is expensive, and yes…most times is deeeelicious (if you have a good recipe of course). Because this recipe calls for an already roasted chicken (which at my store is $5), it reduces the time and price it takes to make this delicious salad! Sound good? It is… The mixture of sour cream, mayo and Marzetti’s Slaw Dressing makes the texture lighter, the grapes add sweetness and the nuts add a crunch. A mixture of utter yumminess.  Feel free to be adventurous with your sweet/savory items and different ways to add texture. Beware, make this just once, and everyone will ask you how to make “That” Chicken Salad!!!! Enjoy!

Chicken, pecans, celery, onion, mayo, sour cream, grapes, Marzetti Slaw mix.

Pound Pecan Halves

Slice grapes

Dice Celery

Dice Onions

Place it all in a bowl.

Slice white meat off of chicken (you may add the dark meat if you like!)

Cut into bite sized chunks

I typically save the legs for the children for lunch the next day.

Add all wet ingredients.

Mix well

And serve! (This chicken salad wishes it was on a croissant, but I didn’t have one! lol still YUMMY!)

“That” Chicken Salad

1 Roaster Chicken
1 cup quartered grapes
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
2/3 cup Marzetti’s Slaw Dressing
2/3 cup sour cream

(You may change fruit to apples, pineapples, or red grapes. You also may use water chestnuts and Chinese noodles in place of nuts)

Pull chicken off of breast and dice. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Serve on lettuce, croissants, or bread…also very pretty in phyllo cups!

Thank you SO much Janelle!! I Love chicken salad with grapes and pecans! I’ve never made it with the coleslaw and sour cream – so that’s something new to try. This looks delicious!!
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*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at

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  1. This is perfect, I was just looking for a chicken salad recipe for a luncheon I’m planning this weekend. Thank you for sharing this I can’t wait to try it!!


  2. We are getting together for a family picnic tomorrow, so this will be perfect to take along, Thanks so much for posting the recipe!

  3. Why do I have to have a mayo aversion?!?!!!

    That looks great!

    Hmmm, wander if I could recreate with mustard…if I stumble upon a non-mayo version I’ll let ya know.

    1. For the person who has aversion for mayonnaise in the chicken salad w/grapes, try sour cream w/ a squeeze of lemon juice and/or maybe a touch of sugar! I’m sure it would work!

    2. When I made this I forgot I didn’t have enough mayo. I only used like a half cup and just increased the sour cream and it turned out great!

  4. mmm, mmmmmmmmmmm ~ 🙂 I just put this together for my hubby who has been wanting some chicken salad for a while now. My deli chicken wasn’t really big, so I cut the mayo down to 1 cup, the sour cream down to 1/2 cup, and the Slaw dressing down to 1/2 cup as well…….tasted this before I stuck it in the fridge to chill and it’s SO GOOD!!! thank you so much for this recipe and your wonderful blog:)

  5. Okay, I loved this! I had made up my own at one time but this one really does taste phenomenal. The slaw dressing really makes a difference! I used craisins in place of grapes as I didn’t have any and less mayo. I also made these into wraps and as I didn’t have pecans I sprinkled with sliced almonds and the result was great! A huge hit with the family so thanks!

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