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Chicken Salad

Meryl Downing
My absolute favorite chicken salad recipe, so colorful and loaded with fruits and veggies like apple, grapes, onion, celery and fresh herbs! A large batch is a great meal prep lunch for busy weeks!
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 4 c cooked shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 3 ribs celery about 1 cup, chopped
  • ½ red or white onion about ½ cup, chopped
  • 1 c red grapes halved
  • ½ apple about ½ cup, chopped
  • 2 T chives chopped
  • ½ c pecans or almonds chopped or sliced
  • ½ juice of a lemon
  • ¼ t nutmeg
  • ¼ t cayenne pepper
  • ½ t kosher salt
  • 8 grinds freshly ground black pepper freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ t dijon mustard
  • ½ c mayonnaise or more to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Serve on sandwiches, toast, buns, croissants, deli wraps, crackers, or pitas.
Keyword Chicken Salad, Chicken Salad Fruit