Spring Chicken

You know when you come home from work and there’s something waiting for you that you can’t wait to EAT?!  The something that is that good that you even speed a little to get home just so you can get your hands on it.   Maybe it’s just me.  Yeah, it probably is.  This is that good.

My sister is visiting for a few days and my husband sends me a text at about 2:45 pm saying, “Becky is making chicken salad!”  So of course it’s all I thought about the rest of the day.  It’s that good.  I swear it’s addicting.

So here is the recipe, which is originally my mom’s.  She can cook.  I mean cook!  We do our best to match her recipes, but the thing is, nobody in my family ever measures anything!  So it’s a tad bit difficult to mimic her masterpieces, but Becky nailed it with this one.

Here’s the recipe:

1/3 of a medium white onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1.5 cups of red seedless grapes, cut in half (can do more or less depending on how sweet you want it)
2 oz Craisins
2 lbs of boneless chicken breasts, poached, then shredded
1.75 cups of mayonaise (can use light mayo for less calories)
1/3 tsp salt (can add more to taste)
1/2 tsp of pepper (add more as needed!)

Mix everything together and refrigerate for a couple hours.  Serve with bread or crackers.

It’s killer, I promise.  We have this chicken salad at almost all our family gatherings.  Mom, thanks for the recipe and thanks to my sis for making it!  :)

I’m linking up with Designs by Gollum for the Foodie Friday series!!

 

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21 responses to Spring Chicken


  1. Beth

    This recipe is incredibly delicious but the amount of salt & pepper can’t possibly be correct. I used about 1/4-1/3 tsp of salt & the same amount of pepper. Just thought I’d share to prevent someone from actually using 2T salt & 1T pepper.

  2. Patti Hartog

    I just found this recipe on pinterest, and I made it tonite for dinner, and it truly was delicious!! Will definitely be making it again!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  4. Yummm.. Nothing better than a little chicken salad!

  5. Yum! This makes me excited for summer barbeques and family get togethers!

  6. yum! chicken salad always makes me think of summer! can’t wait for warm weather and the first cookout that i can bring this to!

  7. Oooh, I love the addition of pecans! I never thought of that!
    And I know what you’re talking about…some delicious food waiting for you when you get home… I’m the same way!!

  8. So we shall celebrate our first foodie posts together!!…I love chicken salad and this looks like a great one…I try to make some type of chicken salad when I am having the ladies over for lunch..One day, I had to BRING chicken salad to a function…I was so busy the day before,so I completely did not have a lot of time to make one up at the last minute…SO, I thought of Sandra Lee…you know, the semi-homemade lady…so I went to the grocery store, bought the typical ingredients for the salad, WITH ONE EXCEPTION…I bought the already made rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and came home and pulled and chopped the chicken…added the fix ins’ and Wha-la…instant chicken salad!!

    Needless to say, it was more of a hit than my usual salad that takes more time to prepare!

    Go figure!!….I am definitely trying your mom’s recipe…Sounds wonderfully delicious!!

  9. Oooo, delish!! Thanks, Whitney — gonna have to try this one!
    Happy weekend!
    xo Heidi

  10. I’ve never had a really good chicken salad, so I’ll definitely have to try this sometime!

  11. Yum! Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing- may have to give this one a try!

  12. I am totally pinning this so I won’t forget! Thanks for the yummy recipe and I’ll have the glass of wine in the background :)

    blessings,
    karianne

  13. Looks good! It even have giant grapes!

    I’ve only had chicken salad twice in my life. The 1st time it was delicious and the 2nd time it was god awful. Maybe I’ll give it a shot another time.

    And i get excited about food sometimes too. Especially if there’s cake involved :)

  14. Grace Kidwell

    This looks sooo yummy!!! And Whitney I do the speeding home to eat something you’ve been thinking about thing all the time :) haha

  15. Chadwayne

    On a scale of 1 to this is AMAZING chicken salad – this is – wait for it…………..AMAZING chicken salad. Well done ladies and kudos do your mom.