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Fancy Chicken Salad with Grapes and Apples, crackers
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Fancy Chicken Salad with Apples and Grapes

This Fancy Chicken Salad with Apples and Grapes with toasted pecans makes for a sweet, crunchy, and delicious light meal.
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Salad
Keyword: chicken, chicken salad, cucumber radish salad, lunch


  • 6 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


  • In a large bowl, add chicken, fruit, celery, and pecans.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, lemon juice, celery salt, and onion powder; stir well.
  • Pour dressing over chicken and fruit mixture, mixing well until combined.
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours or until ready to serve. Serve on crackers, celery sticks, croissants, or your favorite bread.


Tips, Tricks, and FAQs

  • You can use leftover chicken, rotisserie chicken, or cook your own chicken at home.
  • Use salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Replace mayonnaise with avocado mayo, if desired.
  • Green grapes can be used, if you prefer.
  • The kind of apple used is up to you, Honeycrisp is also delicious to use.
  • Add diced onion, or whatever else you like.
  • Serve on bread, rolls, as a wrap, or with crackers.
  • It can be made a day ahead.
  • This recipe does make quite a bit, you can half the recipe easily.