17 Chicken Salads With Grapes
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.
Fruity Curry 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.
Carol's Chicken Salad
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.
Mendocino Chicken Salad
Chicken Salad with Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts
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.
Chicken Salad with Grapes and Apples
Diced red onions add bite to this otherwise sweet and fruity chicken salad made with grapes, apples, and honey mustard.
Best Chicken Salad Sandwich
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.
Bree's Chicken Salad
Sleepy Hollow Chicken Salad Supreme
Mimi's Curried Hawaiian Chicken Salad
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!"
Southern Chicken Salad
Chicken and Melon Salad
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."
Fruity Chicken Salad with Tarragon
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.
Marlene's Chicken Waldorf Salad
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.
Chicken Fruit Salad
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!