Pineapple Chicken Salad with Grapes


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Pineapple Chicken Salad is the perfect simple meal.  A flavorful chicken salad with grapes, pineapple and nuts comes together quickly and can be made with leftover Oven Baked Chicken Breasts or rotisserie chicken!

Serve this as an easy weeknight meal with a tossed salad or make it ahead of time to enjoy for lunch throughout the week.

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Easy Summer Meal

If you are like me, I savour every moment of my summer! As much as I love to cook, when the temperature rises the last thing I want to do is slave over a hot stove! Meal preparation completed ahead of time is blissful and this easy chicken salad recipe definitely fits the bill!

Not only is this simple and easy, but it is so impressive to serve for guests while sitting on the deck sipping on an ice cold glass of NESTEA® slightly sweet black iced tea!

What Goes In Chicken Salad

Chicken: 

Like a classic chicken salad recipe, you can use leftover chicken, rotisserie chicken or oven baked chicken breasts are great in this recipe.

Pineapple/Grapes:

Fruit adds a bit of sweetness and a juicy tang to this recipe. Like in a Waldorf Salad, fruit lightens up a mayonnaise based dressing.

Nuts:

Pecans add a bit of crunch (along with celery). They can be replaced with walnuts or almonds if you prefer.

Dressing:

A mayonnaise based dressing is flavored with a hint of curry powder. The addition of curry is amazing in chicken salad with grapes!

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Review Recipe

Pineapple Chicken Salad with Grapes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
A deliciously flavorful chicken salad with grapes, pineapple and nuts comes together quickly to create a wonderfully light meal that everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups diced chicken
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits drained, juice reserved for dressing
  • 1 cup red grapes halved
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup celery sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
Dressing
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3 tablespoons pineapple juice from the tidbits
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to a large bowl. Top with prepared dressing and gently toss to combine.
  3. Serve over croissants or lettuce.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 747, Fat: 59g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 89mg, Sodium: 357mg, Potassium: 661mg, Carbohydrates: 36g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 30g, Protein: 20g, Vitamin A: 1405%, Vitamin C: 56%, Calcium: 84%, Iron: 2.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword chicken salad with grapes, curried chicken salad

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Easy Chicken Salad is the perfect simple and fresh meal idea for summer.  A flavorful chicken salad with grapes, pineapple and nuts comes together quickly to create a wonderfully light meal that everyone will love! Serve this as a quick weeknight meal or make it ahead of time to enjoy for lunch throughout the week, it's the perfect addition to your dinner rotation!
Easy Chicken Salad is the perfect simple and fresh meal idea for summer.  A flavorful chicken salad with grapes, pineapple and nuts comes together quickly to create a wonderfully light meal that everyone will love! Serve this as a quick weeknight meal or make it ahead of time to enjoy for lunch throughout the week, it's the perfect addition to your dinner rotation!

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. I love your summer mealtime strategy and thoughts. Less is more, especially in the summer! I love the addition of pineapple in this!