18 July 2017

Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

I’m pretty picky when it comes to my chicken salad. I ask what’s in it before I order it at restaurants and you’ll never see me buying any of that premade crapola from a store. I’m always willing to try someone else’s recipe, but (not to go telling tales out of school) I like my chicken salad best. I have a secret ingredient that gives my recipe a little kick.  I betcha can’t guess what it is!

{I first published this recipe in 2013 on my old website. I had to bring it back on accounta I love it so!}


one pound diced or shredded chicken*

1 cup pecan pieces

1 cup grapes, cut in half

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use light mayo. You use what you like.)

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

*I use a rotisserie chicken from the deli every now and again. Don’t be afraid to use baked or boiled chicken either. Whatever seasoning you’ve added to your chicken makes the salad that much better. Teriyaki, Cajun, Italian chicken… they’re all amazing when you use them in chicken salad. This particular batch of chicken was grilled for shredded barbecue. I used garlic powder, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, sea salt, and pepper for seasoning, but plain old grilled or baked chicken tastes good too. I never, ever use canned chicken for my salad.







In a small bowl, mix mayo, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce with a whisk until well blended. I know that Worcestershire sauce might throw some of y’all off, but it adds such depth to the flavor of the chicken salad.

Add the mayo mixture to the grapes, pecans, and chicken. Stir until well blended.









Refrigerate for a few hours, so the flavors can get to know one another. Serve on bread or crackers. Makes six servings.

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Copyright 2017 by Beth Hallman. All rights reserved.

Posted July 18, 2017 by Beth in category "Recipes", "Uncategorized


  1. By L. Boudreaux on

    On,y difference between yours and mine that I’ve been making for 31 yrs. is I use the juice of an orange instead of lemon. Everything else is the same and everyone loves it.


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