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Delicious and Refreshing Chicken Salad Recipe

Written by Laura Schaefer


Posted on August 09 2023

If you're on the lookout for a flavorful and satisfying dish that's perfect for any occasion, look no further than this delectable chicken salad with grapes and almonds. Packed with a delightful combination of textures and flavors, this recipe will undoubtedly become a staple in your culinary repertoire. Whether you're planning a picnic, a potluck, or simply want to elevate your lunch game, this chicken salad has got you covered.


  • 4 lbs chicken (you can cook it or buy pre-cooked rotisserie)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 cup thinly sliced almonds (optional)
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced (white and green bits)
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt 
  • Freshly ground pepper


Step 1: Cook the Chicken (or buy a couple from the rotisserie)

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place the chicken parts on a baking sheet and drizzle them with olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the juices run clear.
  4. Once cooked, let the chicken cool slightly. Remove the skin and bones, then shred the meat into bite-sized pieces. You'll need about 4 cups of shredded chicken.

Step 2: Prepare the Dressing

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard.
  2. Season the dressing with ½ teaspoon of Kosher salt and a dash of freshly ground pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning according to your preference.

Step 3: Assemble the Salad

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, halved grapes, thinly sliced almonds (optional), diced celery, fresh dill, and sliced scallions.
  2. Pour the prepared dressing over the chicken mixture. Gently toss everything to ensure the dressing coats all the ingredients evenly.
  3. Taste a small portion and add more salt and pepper if needed.

Step 4: Garnish and Serve

  1. Sprinkle the chopped fresh parsley over the chicken salad for an extra burst of color and flavor.
  2. Refrigerate the salad for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Serve the chicken salad on a bed of fresh greens, as a sandwich filling, or with a side of your favorite bread or crackers. The combination of succulent chicken, juicy grapes, crunchy almonds, and the zesty dressing will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.

Prepare to impress your friends, family, or yourself with this delightful chicken salad recipe. It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that will elevate any mealtime experience. Bon appétit!



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