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Chicken Salad

This easy Chicken Salad is always a favorite no matter how it's served! Delicious on its own, this easy chicken salad recipe can also be enjoyed on a croissant, in a wrap, or served in a lettuce cup. You seriously can't go wrong! Chicken, apples, grapes, pecans and celery are tossed in a flavorful, creamy dressing that takes just minutes to prepare!
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken salad, chicken salad recipe, chicken salad sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 400kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 4 cups chicken cooked and diced
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes cut in half or quartered, depending on size
  • 1 cup red apple chopped
  • 1 cup celery ribs chopped, about 2 stalks
  • 1 cup pecans walnuts or almonds, chopped or sliced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste


  • Bread, Croissants, Lettuce Cups


Chicken Salad Dressing

  • In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth and creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, combine chicken, grapes, apple, celery, and pecans.
  • Drizzle dressing over the top and stir together making sure the dressing is evenly distributed
  • Cover and chill for at least one hour before serving.
  • Serve as sandwiches on bread or croissants or as chicken salad lettuce cups.
  • Store leftovers in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg