This delicious, fruity chicken salad is a change from the standard. It's easy to double the recipe for a larger group.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in salad dressing and 2 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice. Stir in the pineapple tidbits, chicken, almonds, and grapes until evenly coated. Chill until serving.

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Nutrition Facts

416 calories; 28.5 g total fat; 80 mg cholesterol; 555 mg sodium. 19 g carbohydrates; 21.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2008
This is a great recipe to build on. I would rate this recipe a 4 as is..and a 10 with a few modifications. Here are a few suggestions to turn this into a 10. I doubled the recipe. Use one "broasted chicken". Use one 8 oz. cream cheese Add one packet of sweetNLow to pineapple juice. Add a couple stalks of celery Use cashews for the nuts. Dressing use 1/2 mayo and 1/2 sour cream Throw in a little green onion Throw in some dill. Thanks so much for this recipe. Its a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2003
Brought it to a potluck and it wasn't very popular... didn't like the canned chicken very much - I changed out the almonds for Macadamia nuts since it was Hawaiian. Read More
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131 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 84
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2008
This is a great recipe to build on. I would rate this recipe a 4 as is..and a 10 with a few modifications. Here are a few suggestions to turn this into a 10. I doubled the recipe. Use one "broasted chicken". Use one 8 oz. cream cheese Add one packet of sweetNLow to pineapple juice. Add a couple stalks of celery Use cashews for the nuts. Dressing use 1/2 mayo and 1/2 sour cream Throw in a little green onion Throw in some dill. Thanks so much for this recipe. Its a keeper! Read More
(62)
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2008
This is a great recipe to build on. I would rate this recipe a 4 as is..and a 10 with a few modifications. Here are a few suggestions to turn this into a 10. I doubled the recipe. Use one "broasted chicken". Use one 8 oz. cream cheese Add one packet of sweetNLow to pineapple juice. Add a couple stalks of celery Use cashews for the nuts. Dressing use 1/2 mayo and 1/2 sour cream Throw in a little green onion Throw in some dill. Thanks so much for this recipe. Its a keeper! Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2004
I made this for a Hawaiian themed potluck at work and it was a big hit. I doubled the recipe. I added an extra 1/2 cup more pinapple then suggested. I used one cream cheese package 8 oz instead of 2 3oz. The only thing I would suggest is adding 2 packages of Splenda with your pinapple juice ( as previously suggested). I didn't want to add too much juice for fear of making it runny. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. Will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2003
I absolutely love this recipe!! The cream cheese adds a flavor that melds perfectly with the Miracle Whip tang! I like to use walnuts instead of almonds and I use fresh grilled chicken breast in place of the canned and it is soo good. I eat it until I pop!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2003
I just made this and my husband is already having seconds. It is very good. I did however change two things about the recipe. Instead of using cannced chicken I cut up and cooked frozen chicken tenders. I also substituted walnuts for the almonds. It tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2003
Good chicken salad. Used walnuts instead of almonds. Would be good with mandarin oranges too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2003
What a great chicken salad! I used low fat cream cheese to keep down the calories and the flavor was fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2008
I halved this recipe to use up some leftover chicken. I used green and purple grapes since the recipes doesn't state which to use. Next time I will use the purple or red grapes only cause they add a touch of sweetness. I added chopped walnuts instead of almonds served on large fresh spinach leaves on top of pita triangles. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2009
I tried this with no modifications the first time; it was too bland. The second time I used some other reviewer's tips and the result was nothing short of fantastic. I used a whole rotisserie chicken one 8oz pkg low-fat cream chz 1/2 cup mayo & 1/2 cup sour cream for the dressing and I added 1 tsp minced garlic 4 chopped green onions 2 finely chopped celery stalks some chopped dill rosemary and salt and pepper to taste. I let sit overnight and for my party the next day I heated flour tortillas and rolled them up with the chicken salad inside. Then I cut the rolled tortillas into finger food as an appetizer and it was a huge hit! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
Liked this chicken salad very much WILL make again maybe add a little extra pineapple for more sweetness (i have a sweet tooth)...thanks for sharing!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2003
Brought it to a potluck and it wasn't very popular... didn't like the canned chicken very much - I changed out the almonds for Macadamia nuts since it was Hawaiian. Read More
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