Fruity Nutty Chicken Salad

★★★★★ 10 Reviews
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By Gordon Savell
from Mobile, AL

Every time someone new tries it, I have a new fan. My sister and I made it at mom and dad's 50th. It was a real hit.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Apples, grapes, and nuts in a chicken salad add fantastic texture and flavor. Cooking the chicken in the pressure cooker with the seasonings enhances the flavor of the chicken. This is a well-balanced and delicious chicken salad. It's tasty on its own. Or, serve it on a flaky, buttery croissant. If you're a fan of chicken salad, you're going to enjoy this recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves Maybe 6 - 8
prep time 40 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  •   5 large
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  •   1 bunch
    seedless grapes (1 1/2 - 2 pounds)
  •   2 large
    red delicious apples
  •   1 jar(s)
    mayonnaise, 30 oz.
  •   1 pkg
    chopped walnuts, 4 oz
  •   1 pkg
    chopped pecans, 4 oz
  •   1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  •   1 tsp
    seasoned salt
  •   1 tsp
    Emeril's Original Essence Seasoning
  •   1/4 tsp
    pepper
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How To Make

Test Kitchen Tips
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, just roast your chicken in the oven at 325 for 30 minutes.
  • 1
    I use a pressure cooker but you can boil the chicken breasts. Place 5 breasts in a pressure cooker.
  • 2
    Add seasonings. I use seasoning salt, garlic powder, pepper, and Emeril's Essence.
  • 3
    Then add water to cover chicken by 1-2". Cook for 20 - 25 mins.
  • 4
    In a big bowl, shred chicken breast (remove all fat as you go).
  • 5
    Add grapes. I usually cut mine in 4-6 pieces...nice little chunks.
  • 6
    Add a good covering of walnuts and pecans.
  • 7
    Add the Red Delicious apples. I cut mine into maybe 1/2" chunks. I peel mine but you may like the skin.
  • 8
    Add a jar of mayo. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 9
    Mix well so you get a little of everything in every bite.
  • 10
    I like mine on regular old saltine crackers but I am sure it would be good on toast as well. It is even good by itself.
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