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creamy pineapple chicken salad

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

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 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 could actually use, peach, apricot or pineapple preserves for the dressing...they would all work.

(2 ratings)
yield 32 ounces - several depending how you're serving
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy pineapple chicken salad

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

How To Make creamy pineapple chicken salad

  • 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 would be great on croissants. I served on toast with lettuce. Enjoy!