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Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

Photo: Ben Fink; Styling: Andrea Steinberg
Prep time 20 mins

Serves 8

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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 443
  • fat 19 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • protein 38 g
  • carbohydrate 31 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 100 mg
  • sodium 400 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

Cook's Notes

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.