Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour
Makes 4 servings

Serve this fruity, nutty chicken salad with assorted crackers and grapes for a filling lunch or a delicious brunch.  The recipe was inspired by a favorite dish served at the former Sweetbriar restaurant in Gadsden, Alabama. 

How to Make It

Stir together 1/2 cup mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chopped chicken and grapes, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Stir in pecans just before serving. Serve in stemware lined with lettuce leaves, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Janet60's Review

April 09, 2010
the best Chicken Salad. I used shredded chicken instead of Cut up breast and it made it better. Wonderful! My favorite. It makes a great sandwich or dinner salad, with a nice ham.

Mimiforever's Review

April 06, 2010
This recipe is best when made with full fat mayo. I have made it many many times and it gets rave reviews, but I only use real Hellmans. I recently made it for a group of 15 ladies at a Scrapbook function and had to make more. I think I made 10 lbs of chicken salad that was totally consumed over a 4 day weekend. It is wonderful on crackers but our favorite is a croissant, without a doubt.

dusktildawn00's Review

February 03, 2014

lumixqc's Review

April 22, 2009
It was a complete success! Everybody loved it!!

HannahMichelle's Review

August 20, 2011
this was delicious! I added more sour cream and less mayo to save on calories. I also added fresh parsley and omitted the lemon juice. My family loved it!

Ande14's Review

December 20, 2013
This recipe is AMAZING. It's super easy and better than any restaurant version I've had.

cookfromIL's Review

August 20, 2011

TXcookingqueen's Review

April 12, 2012
I make this frequently and it is a favorite among my friends! I do the chicken a little differently, I bake chicken breasts in a pyrex pan and season with a little olive oil and Tony C's cajun seasoning and bake it for 40 minutes at 350, then cube it. The spiced chicken along with the sweetness of the grapes is divine! I think toasting the pecans makes all the difference!

mnopqr's Review

June 11, 2010
This is the recipe that I use a lot, but I also add fresh rosemary and just a little squeeze of lemon juice, which makes it delicious. What I find that works great is to mix the mayonnaise, sour cream and rosemary together and refrigerate it overnight. I do prefer to use 1 part mayonnaise to 1/2 part sour cream. Taste to test amount of rosemary you prefer also. Once the taste is to your liking, add to other ingredients. Wonderful chicken salad and everyone seems to love it when I make it.

MeMe924's Review

August 09, 2010
Outstanding!!!! This is a favorite with my family.