The Best Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

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This delicious chicken salad recipe combines a classic chicken salad with grapes and pecans to create the BEST chicken salad recipe!  If you love chicken salad, you are going to love this Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans.

Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

When it comes to chicken salad this recipe for Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans is my all-time favorite!  There are so many fabulous things about this delicious recipe.  Not only is loaded with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavor but it can be made ahead of time and comes together in just 15 minutes. What’s not to love about that?!

This chicken salad with grapes and pecans is an easy salad to have in your refrigerator for quick lunches throughout the week and is the perfect salad recipe for bridal showers, baby showers, brunches, luncheons, and so much more.  It’s even a great dinner recipe for busy weeknights.

Chicken Salad with Grapes on Croissant

Chicken Salad Ingredients

Chicken: cooked and shredded

Mayonnaise or Greek Yogurt: You can add one cup of mayo, one cup of Greek yogurt or a half cup of each.  This is totally up to you and what you prefer.

Grapes: Adds just the right amount of sweetness.  I prefer red grapes to add a little color to the chicken salad.

Celery: Adds a little crunch to the salad.

Pecans: I like to add pecans to my chicken salad but feel free to add almonds or walnuts.  Omit if allergic to nuts.

Lemon Juice: Just a splash for extra flavor.

Seasonings: Salt and pepper to taste plus a little poultry seasoning.

Parsley: For more flavor and freshness.

How to Cook Chicken for Chicken Salad

I usually use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store when making my chicken salad because it makes it so much easier but I want to share a few other options for cooking your chicken to use in this chicken salad recipe.

Baked: Season chicken with salt and pepper and bake for 25 minutes at 400 degrees F or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Slow Cooker: Place chicken in slow cooker.  Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth.  Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Instant Pot: Place chicken in Instant Pot.  Pour 1 cup chicken broth or water over chicken.  Cover with lid and set Instant Pot to pressure cook on high for 1o minutes.  Natural pressure release (NPR) for 5 minutes and vent the pot before shredding.

Poaching: Bring chicken broth to a simmer over medium high heat.  Place chicken in pot, cover, and cook until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans The Best Chicken Salad Recipe

How to Make Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

Add chicken, celery, grapes, and pecans to large bowl.  Add mayonnaise and/or Greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, and parsley to bowl.  Mix until well combined.

And, your chicken salad is ready! Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe

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  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes halved
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Add chicken, celery, grapes, and pecans to large bowl and toss to combine.
  • Add mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt), lemon juice, seasoning, and parsley to bowl. Stir until well combined.
  • Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Serve on sliced bread, croissants or on lettuce wraps for a low carb version.
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  1. I enjoyed this recipe so much.I have all the ingredients to make
    this.I just never thought of adding poultry seasoning to it.Thanks
    for the great idea