4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)

Drawing from elements of a classic Waldorf salad, this recipe uses grapes instead of apples. The spice rub gives the chicken a barbecue flavor. Rinsing the onions takes away some of their bite.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine onion powder, paprika, chili powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; sprinkle over chicken.

Step 3

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, and sauté 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Wrap handle of skillet in foil; bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; refrigerate until chilled. Chop into bite-sized pieces.

Step 4

Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, green grapes, and next 6 ingredients (green grapes through orange juice) in a large bowl. Add chopped chicken, and toss to coat. Sprinkle salad with walnuts.

Ratings & Reviews

TaraSimpson's Review

March 07, 2014
This is one of my all time favorite recipes that I have been making for years! It is perfect for showers and casual gatherings. If I don't have OJ, I sub lime juice. It always gets rave reviews when I serve it and it is even better the next day!

rstarrlemaitre's Review

June 07, 2011
This salad is just about the perfect blend of ingredients! The mayo dressing is wonderfully creamy, the spice on the chicken is just right, and I love the contrast between the sweet grapes and spicy chicken pieces. Great crunch from the walnuts.

Shgoodwin's Review

March 26, 2011
I have made this chicken salad ever since it came out. It is a family favorite. I typically use roasted or grilled chicken left overs so it comes together very quickly. It does NOT need more mayonnaise but sometime I will add a little extra vinegar and oj. Wonderful in a toasted pita or just by itself with a nice cold pino.

MomLilevjen's Review

May 24, 2010
A family favorite! We grill chicken and serve with other sides for one meal, making enough extra for the salad the next day. We've served guests with great reviews, following the recipe.