Chicken Salad with Red Grapes and Walnuts

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This chicken salad is surprisingly delicious with a unique flavor combination of sweet red grapes and walnuts. Think of Waldorf salad, but instead of apples, use grapes. And add chicken. Ok, so the only thing this has in common with Waldorf is the walnuts. But you get the idea. It is delicious on a bed of salad greens, or in a sandwich, or on crackers. Use a croissant if you’re not afraid of a heart attack.

Chicken Salad with Red Grapes and Walnuts (serves 8)

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. onion, minced
  • 1 small bunch of red grapes, chopped
  • 1 handful of walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1) If you have the time, to get really juicy chicken breasts, cook on medium low heat in a pot of half chicken broth/half water for 1.5 – 2 hours. Take out of pot and let rest for few minutes, then chop. Or, use cooked leftover chicken chunks. Place chicken cubes in bowl.

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2) Trim bottom of 2 washed stalks of celery. Cut thin vertical strips.

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3) Finely chop. Add to bowl.

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4) Add minced onion to bowl.

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5) I’m not being accurate with saying ‘1 small bunch of grapes’. But this is how much I used. Chop into quarter slices. Add into bowl.

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6) Add walnuts to bowl.

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You can see the bottom of my wine glass in this picture. Yes, please drink wine when you make something as simple as chicken salad.

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7) Add one cup mayonnaise to salad. I used Hellmann’s made with Canola, it tastes just as good as regular, and about half the calories. Or you can use the mayo of your preference.

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8) Squeeze half a lemon into salad. Mix with spoon, and salt/pepper to taste.

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9) Serve as a sandwich, on a bed of salad, on crackers, etc. Refrigerate unused portions in airtight container.

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Soooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooood. I will never make chicken salad without grapes again.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Your pictures are so great! This salad is a classic good one.

    Reply

  2. The grapes make the salad incredible! Thanks for a great recipe.

    Reply

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