Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fruited Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad with fruit.  And I discovered there are many variations all over the net. 

This is a simple recipe 'basic' that you can make your own by adding more or less of what you want most. 

I love the crunch of the apples, celery and nuts, and the sweetness the grapes add.You could also add drained pineapple tidbits or mandarin oranges. 
(If making ahead, I suggest adding those ingredients just before serving). 

We gobbled this up right after I made it, along with some bacon flavored ritz crackers.  OH MY!

(Yes, that's a big beautiful FL strawberry...we sure are enjoying them while we're here on vacation)


4 medium chicken breasts, cooked and diced
1/2 c. seedless grapes
1/2 c. celery, diced
1/2 apple, cored and diced
1/2 c. (toasted) pecans, chopped
1/2 c. golden raisins (or craisins)
3/4 c. mayonnaise
1 tsp. honey dijon dressing, or more to taste, optional
(instead of honey dijon, you could add 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice)
fresh ground pepper, to taste

In large bowl, combine chicken and fruit. Add mayo and dijon; stir until blended, adding more mayo according to your preference.  Refrigerate any left overs. 

You might also like to try...

Grandma's Waldorf Salad

Crunchy Chicken Salad with Nuts

Bacon & Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad

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