Creamy Pineapple Chicken Salad

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By
@1lovetocook1x

Today was a new experiment for me, and this is what I came up with. I had a very ripe pineapple, some grapes and 2 pounds of chicken...so thought instead of the normal apples in this salad, I'd use pineapple...I happened to have some pineapple preserves that I used to flavor the mayonnaise base...if you don't have fresh pineapple, drained pineapple would be fine...you could actually use, peach, apricot or pineapple preserves for the dressing...they would all work.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
32 ounces - several depending how you're serving
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken, cooked and cubed - about 4 breasts
  • 3
    celery stalks - sliced thinly
  • 1/3 c
    red onion, minced or more if you like
  • 1/3 c
    heaping, chopped walnuts or whatever nut you prefer
  • 1 - 2 tsp
    minced, fresh parsley - or can use dried
  • 20
    red grapes - halved or more if you like
  • 4 - 5 oz
    fresh pineapple, diced small - or could use canned tidbits
  • DRESSING

  • 3/4 c
    mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream
  • 1/8 c
    pineapple preserves or could use peach or apricot - the flavor is not prevalent
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • salt
    to taste

How to Make Creamy Pineapple Chicken Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large bowl; add pineapple, celery, onion, grapes, parsley and toss to blend.
  2. Add the chicken and toss.
  3. In a small bowl whisk dressing ingredients.

    Pour over chicken mixture and toss to blend well.
  4. Refrigerate until chilled and serve over a bed of lettuce as a salad or as a sandwich...it would be great on croissants. I served on toast with lettuce.

    Enjoy!

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