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Pecan Chicken Salad with Apples and Grapes


Use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery, or make your own roasted chicken, for this recipe. The fruit brings a slightly sweet taste, and the celery and pecans give great texture. This chicken salad is right at home on a croissant for lunch, or on a bed of lettuce with a side of cantaloupe for brunch.

Prep Time:25 mins

Total Time:25 mins


Yield:6 servings


  • 2 cups chopped cold rotisserie or roasted chicken
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 Fuji apple – washed, cored, and chopped
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine chicken, celery, apple, grapes, and pecans in a large bowl.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, Thousand Island Dressing, onion, ginger, curry powder, and dry mustard in a small bowl. Whisk together and pour dressing over salad ingredients. Mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook’s Note

Add more mayonnaise for a creamier salad, and adjust the seasonings as desired.

Nutrition Facts

total fat 24g 
saturated fat 3g 
cholesterol 10mg 
sodium 223mg 
total carbohydrate 7g 
dietary fiber 2g 
total sugars 5g 
protein 1g 
vitamin c 2mg 
calcium 14mg 
iron 0mg 
potassium 96mg

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