Use both mayonnaise and sour cream to add creaminess to this classic chicken salad, which features grapes, pecans, and chopped celery for a nice mixture of sweet-and-salty crunch. This simple chicken recipe is perfect for entertaining or for those busy weekday lunches.
6 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 cups chopped celery
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 cups red seedless grapes, sliced lengthwise
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup pecans
Whole-grain crackers, optional
How to Make It
In a large bowl, combine chicken, Dijon mustard, sour cream, mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, celery, poppy seeds and grapes. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Just before serving, fold in pecans. Enjoy with whole-grain crackers, if desired.
Serve on a croissant, whole grain bread sandwich, or even naan for a more filling meal. Add jalapeños, honey, or cheese for a little extra flavor. This is one of the easiest dishes for entertaining ever, and it never disappoints.
This is a great recipe that can be easily tweaked to substitute seasonal ingredients. I stuck to the recipe my first time and it was wonderful. Since then I have used blueberries and even thrown in a few fresh mandarin oranges and it was fantastic. Either way, you can't go wrong with this recipe.
Yes, this makes a lot of chicken salad! I made it with a whole chicken I had boiled & let cool in the broth. Then I put all the chicken meat in a mixer with the paddle attachment to shred the chicken instead of chopping like the picture shows. When I gave my parents a little sample, my dad thought is was better than my mom's recipe that she has been using for years! I think I found my go-to chicken salad recipe!
made it yesterday for lunch! the girlfriend was surprised on how good it tasted...she really enjoyed it. i love it, i think i may have put too much mayo but nothing a few more grapes and pecans cant fix!!
We thought this was delicious. I did add some apple chunks, instead of the grapes, as I thought it would then resemble more of a Waldorf salad. Anyway, it did turn out great and definitely will make again for a nice cool summer salad.