Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Homemade Chicken Salad {Sort of Like Arby's}

    I don't know about y'all, but I LOVE chicken salad. Especially this time of year! In my opinion, it is just the perfect food. Well, it's perfect when it is prepared right. I'm pretty picky. I actually have 2 different types of chicken salad that I like to make. They are actually very different from one another. I know there are chicken salad recipes all over the web, but today I wanted to share one of my recipes with y'all. I'll share my other recipe soon. :) Now that I am eating a totally gluten-free diet, I find that this is one of the easiest meals I can make and enjoy without feeling one bit deprived.

  This recipe is makes approximately 2 cups which, depending on your serving size, is 2-4 servings. It works out perfectly for me because it's even tastier the next day.  

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or 2 lg cans of chicken, drained... you can even use a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 c red seedless grapes, sliced in halves/quarters
  • a handful of chopped pecans (about 1/8 cup)
  • 1/2 c of mayo (I like the Kraft mayo made with olive oil. It has half the fat/calories and is delicious)
  • 1/3 red delicious apple, diced
  • salt/pepper to taste

First boil your chicken breasts until they are fully cooked.

Cut up the chicken. I slice mine across the breast about every 1/2 inch and then just pull it apart.

Add mayonnaise. The amount you use is really just personal preference. You may want to start out with a couple of tablespoons and just add more to your liking. I usually use about 1/2 cup.

Add pecans, apple, salt and pepper and stir it all together.

  I like to serve mine on a bed of lettuce and it is perfect! It reminds me a lot of Arby's chicken salad, you know the kind they stopped serving a little while back! (I was so upset! haha) It is also wonderful on sandwiches, wraps, or with crackers.

  So tell me, how do you like your chicken salad? Do you eat it on lettuce like me or do you prefer a wrap, sandwich, etc? Hope you all have a wonderful day! :)


  1. I've never tried ckn salad...that I can remember. GASP, right? lol I may try this soon, though! I love grapes and apples together, and could easily make this a paleo recipe. ;) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my goodness, I love chicken salad. It's probably my favorite on a croissant...unhealthy I know, but so good!


  3. You're right: Chicken salad is delicious!!! This looks like an awesome recipe. And by the way, I can't say it enough, I'm SO GLAD THAT YOU'RE BACK TO BLOGGING!!!!! :-)

  4. YUM!! This sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This sounds like a great chicken salad recipe!! I am trying it ASAP! I would love it by itself- who needs bread?? :)

  6. Sounds really good. I'm with you on the mayo with olive oil, it is so good. Think I might give this a shot in a wrap. So glad you're back.


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