Grape Pecan Chicken Salad Recipe

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GRAPE PECAN CHICKEN SALAD

Susan Auten

By
@ChocoMare

Even those who say "I don't care for chicken salad" love this version! It's a bit more work, but worth it for the flavor.


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

6
large boneless/skinless chicken breasts – organic is truly best!
1/2 lb
seedless red grapes – cut in half
1 c
chopped pecans
1 c
chopped celery
1 c
miracle whip salad dressing
1 1/2 c
hellmann’s mayonnaise (feel free to adjust to taste)
salt & pepper
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Generously salt & pepper the chicken breasts on both sides. Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Brown the chicken very well on both sides until there is a deep golden crust. Turn down the heat and allow to finish cooking until meat is white all the way through. Immediately chill in the fridge. (I'll do it the day before.)
2
After the chicken is cooled, cube and/or shred the chicken into bite-size pieces. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Miracle Whip, Mayo, Pecans, Grapes & Celery. Blend well. Fold in the chicken. Test for salt.
3
Best to make the salad the day before and allow it to sit for all the flavors to marry.
4
Serving suggestion: Pile it on a croissant or in a pita.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Salads