17 Chicken Salads With Grapes

Becky's Chicken Salad
Photo: sanzoe

There are two camps when it come to chicken salad — those who choose to forego grapes and those who couldn't imagine having chicken salad without grapes. Personally, I fall within the latter camp, and let me tell you why: Grapes add a burst of sweet flavor in every bite of savory chicken salad. To me, grapes are an essential part of the chicken salad formula. Celery and nuts bring the crunch, chicken, mayo and mustard bring the savory, and grapes (and sometimes other fruits) bring the sweet! Looking for chicken salad recipes with grapes? Lucky for you, we've curated a collection of favorite chicken salad recipes that feature juicy grapes, and sometimes other favorite ingredients like apples, walnuts, pecans, and more.

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Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

chicken salad on toast

Curry powder has become a popular addition to chicken salad; it's gently sweet, earthy notes mingle perfectly with mild and creamy mayonnaise. Recipe creator Karen L. Baker suggests preparing this the day before to give the flavors time to meld together.

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Becky's Chicken Salad

Becky's Chicken Salad

Sliced almonds, chopped celery, and sliced grapes add texture to this creamy chicken salad made with whipped cream for extra decadence and tang.

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Carol's Chicken Salad

chicken salad in yellow cup

If you're looking to switch up your standard chicken salad recipe, this is a great place to start. The addition of water chestnuts and Swiss cheese bring unique flavor and texture.

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Mendocino Chicken Salad

chicken salad in tortilla wraps on white plate
Allrecipes Magazine

Use leftover rotisserie chicken for smoky flavor in this chicken salad, along with fresh basil, grapes, red onion, celery, and slivered almonds. Serve over toast or as a wrap in a tortilla.

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Chicken Salad with Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts

Chicken Salad with Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts
Erin Grainger

Much like grapes, apples add a burst of juicy flavor and texture to chicken salad, and almonds add crunch and nutty flavor. This recipe also incorporates vanilla yogurt to sweet things up.

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Chicken Salad with Grapes and Apples

chicken salad in red dish
Arizona Desert Flower

Diced red onions add bite to this otherwise sweet and fruity chicken salad made with grapes, apples, and honey mustard.

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Best Chicken Salad Sandwich

chicken salad with walnuts in blue dish
Arizona Desert Flower

Some folks say you're either a dried cranberry chicken salad person or a grape chicken salad person, but this recipe uses both! Plus, fresh green apples for a vibrant crunch. It's also a healthier option thanks to the light mayonnaise and low-fat plain yogurt.

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Bree's Chicken Salad

white bowl with chicken salad
Arizona Desert Flower

The fresher and higher the quality of the grapes, the better the end result, according to recipe creator Bree. Spread over fresh croissants to serve.

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Sleepy Hollow Chicken Salad Supreme

chicken salad with walnuts and bean sprouts

What's the secret to this fresh, summery salad? Pineapple tidbits! Turkey also works well in place of chicken in this recipe, according to recipe creator Lucy Lore.

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Mimi's Curried Hawaiian Chicken Salad

chicken salad in glass bowl with grapes on the side

Southern-style chicken salad gets a facelift with Hawiian-inspired flavors like pineapple and soy sauce, along with curry powder for an earthy undertone. Take it from reviewer Bonnie Beth who says, "I make curried chicken salad every summer and have tried many different recipes but this is by far my favorite!"

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Southern Chicken Salad

chicken salad in lettuce bowl with cashews
Trusted Brands

Buttermilk gives its distinctive bright flavor to the dressing in this chicken salad, and salty cashews add a rich, nutty flavor. Recipe creator LYN A. RAASCH suggests serving it over lettuce leaves for a potluck-worthy presentation.

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Chicken and Melon Salad

chicken salad with grapes and melon on glass plate
Allrecipes Magazine

Cold salads like chicken salad are synonymous with summertime, so it only makes sense that you would incorporate this beloved summer fruit into it. Recipe creator jen says, "You can substitute other melons, papaya, pineapple, mushrooms, or water chestnuts for the grapes or the honeydew melon."

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Fruity Chicken Salad with Tarragon

Fruity Chicken Salad with Tarragon over a bed of lettuce on a white plate

I am a big believer that tarragon can be the difference between a bland chicken salad and a flavorful one. It adds an aromatic, licorice-like flavor (but in a good way) that elevates the whole dish.

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Marlene's Chicken Waldorf Salad

chicken salad with lettuce on white plate
Arizona Desert Flower

Waldorf salad is traditionally made with apples, walnuts, and celery all mixed in a mayonnaise-based dressing. This recipe adds chicken, grapes, and pineapple to the mix, turning a simple side dish into a substantial meal.

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Chicken Fruit Salad

chicken salad with mandarins in green bowl

Part pasta salad, part fruit salad, and part chicken salad — this is a completely original spin on a summer favorite. The dressing on this chicken salad really sets it apart from the pack: It's made with light mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, sour cream, curry powder, and (wait for it) orange juice!

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Easy Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Salad

lchicken salad with pecans, lettuce, and apples

Leftover rotisserie chicken makes the perfect base for this sweet and tangy take on chicken salad. Serve it with crackers or pita chips for dipping.

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Waldorf Chicken Salad Wrap Bento Box

green bento boz with chicken salad, apples, and walnuts

Transform work week or school lunches with this ingenious way of serving chicken salad: serve it as a wrap, but store it bento-box style in separate compartments so it doesn't get soggy throughout the day.

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Baby Bells with Chicken Salad
Photo by bd.weld.
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