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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Yummy Chicken Salad

When we go camping, I love to make things that are yummy and yet don't take lots of prep time.  This week I decided to make chicken salad. I could cook the chicken before we left and mix it up and then we could have it over the weekend. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Chicken Salad with grapes and cashews

I am one of those people that doesn't like too much dressing. I err on the light side. What I do like is to add grapes and nuts. I like cashews, but you could use almonds, walnuts, or pecans. There is just something about the saltiness of cashews that is my favorite.

Some recipes say to mix all the ingredients together, including nuts and grapes and allow to chill. I find that the nuts get soft. So I add mine when I am ready to serve. It is not that much extra work to cut up some grapes and sprinkle on the nuts. But that is up to you! 

I served ours on lettuce leaves, but you could always make a sandwich. Croissants are rather nice with this. Enjoy!

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Yummy Chicken Salad

Eclectic Red Barn: Yummy Chicken Salad


  • 3 - 4 lbs chicken, cooked (You'll need about 4 cups, you can use roasted chicken)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup seedless grapes, halved (red and green varieties are great)
  • 1 cup cashews, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt(start with 1/2 teaspoon, then add more, to taste)
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Chop cooked chicken into pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, celery, and parsley.
  3. In a small-medium bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon, mustard, salt and pepper.
  4. Add the mayo/mustard mixture to the chicken mixture and gently stir until well mixed.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  6. When ready to serve, add sliced grapes and cashews. Mix together.
  7. Serve on bread with green leaf lettuce or just lettuce leaves.  Add more toppings to your taste!

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  1. That does look yummy! I would be honored if you shared them at our recipe party - What's for Dinner.


    1. Thanks for the sweet comment on my chicken salad and the invite. I shared it at your party.
      Have a great day.

    2. Thanks Bev - Glad you joined us - and I'm making this one for lunch next week!

    3. I hope you like it. You can add so many different things. Sometimes I have added half mayo and half sour cream or yogurt. Enjoy!


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