Chicken Salad with Grapes is a creamy, fresh meal idea that’ll become a regular in your recipe book. Easy to make and crazy good!
Why We Love Chicken Salad with Grapes
- Have you ever had chicken salad with grapes? It’s great for a light lunch and makes a stellar brunch addition. I also like it for potlucks and cookouts since it’s so easy to make a big batch.
- The pops of fresh grapes, crunch celery, and tangy red onion make this chicken salad a flavor party for your mouth.
- I may or may not eat this stuff by the spoonful while standing in front of the fridge. It’s that good. If you don’t judge me, I won’t judge when you do it too.
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Chicken Salad
CHICKEN: You’ll need 2 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts for this salad. If you want to keep things REALLY easy, you can grab a rotisserie chicken from the store and shred all the meat (discard the skin). Either way, you’ll need about 3 1/2 cups total.
VEGETABLES: To give this chicken salad some flavor and texture you’ll add in some celery and red onion.
ADD-INS: Gussy up this salad with some grapes, chopped pecans, and parsley. I like using red grapes, but you could just green grapes or a combination of both. If you prefer your chicken salad with walnuts go ahead and swap out the pecans.
CHICKEN SALAD DRESSING: The dressing is made with mayonnaise, plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream), Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. Creamy, slightly tangy, and really good with the other ingredients.
How to Make Chicken Salad with GrapesJump to Recipe
STEP 1 Add all the dressing ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
STEP 2 Add the chicken, celery, onion, grapes, and pecans to the same bowl. Use a spoon to stir until everything is coated in the dressing.
STEP 3 Chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour in the fridge. This will let all the flavors marry together. Serve chilled or at room temperature topped with a little chopped parsley.
Tips & Tricks
- If you want to cut the strong onion flavor, rinse the diced onion under cold water for a few minutes and then dry it with a paper towel.
- This chicken salad will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
- If your salad gets a little “dry” add in 1-2 tablespoons of mayonnaise or sour cream and stir to refresh it.
- If you have two bags of apples staring at you in the fridge (guilty), feel free to make your chicken salad with grapes and apples. I recommend sweeter apples like gala or pink lady as opposed to tart granny smith apples.
Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe FAQ
Can you freeze chicken salad with grapes?
You can freeze chicken salad, but you’ll want to leave the grapes out. They take a long time to defrost and you’ll have frozen grapes in your salad. No thank you.
Instead, mix everything up as directed without the grapes and freeze. Then when you’re ready to eat, thaw the chicken salad in the fridge overnight. Cut up the grapes and stir them into the salad. Boom. You’re done.
What goes good with chicken salad?
This salad is pretty great all by itself. I like to make sandwiches on croissants or serve it on lettuce leaves like a chicken lettuce wrap for a low-carb option.
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Chicken Salad with Grapes
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded (see note)
- 3 stalks celery chopped
- ⅔ cup red grapes cut in half
- ½ red onion peeled and diced
- ½ cup pecans choppes
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped
- Croissants for serving
- Romaine lettuce leaves for serving
- Add all the dressing ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the chicken, celery, grapes, onion, and pecans to the bowl. Stir until everything is coated in the dressing.
- Chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour in the fridge. Serve chilled or at room temperature with a little chopped parsley sprinkled on top. We like to serve this chicken salad on croissants for sandwiches or in Romaine lettuce leaves for lettuce wraps.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.