This is the result of a day at home with my brother and nothing to do. We decided to create a new lunch. Serve on rolls or sandwich bread; this is especially nice if you toast the bread, or use a flavorful whole-grain bread. The chicken can be substituted with turkey, and the ingredients can be rearranged to suit differing tastes. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • Mix chicken, creamy salad dressing, pickle relish, apple, pecans, celery, and raisins together in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Chill until serving.

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Nutrition Facts

253 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 22.9g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 16.2mg; sodium 169.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2003
I am a product demonstrator at Sam's club here in Maine and often try new recipes. today I used this one and the members loved it. I used mayo instead of creamy salad dressing but the apples were very juicy and so it definitely was not dry. I gave out 16 copies of the recipe and could have given out several more but that's all I had. A couple members took the info on the website so they could check it out.It was really a hit.I even bought some of the chicken to make this for my family reunion.I used Fuji apples and they added just the right touch of sweetness. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/20/2003
I waited a long time before sending this negative review. This is still not the chicken salad recipe I am looking for. Even after using a 10 ounce can of chunk chicken, it still tasted too much like just a fruit salad...too much apple, raisins, nuts, etc. Talq Read More
(68)
115 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2003
I am a product demonstrator at Sam's club here in Maine and often try new recipes. today I used this one and the members loved it. I used mayo instead of creamy salad dressing but the apples were very juicy and so it definitely was not dry. I gave out 16 copies of the recipe and could have given out several more but that's all I had. A couple members took the info on the website so they could check it out.It was really a hit.I even bought some of the chicken to make this for my family reunion.I used Fuji apples and they added just the right touch of sweetness. Read More
(122)
Rating: 2 stars
06/20/2003
I waited a long time before sending this negative review. This is still not the chicken salad recipe I am looking for. Even after using a 10 ounce can of chunk chicken, it still tasted too much like just a fruit salad...too much apple, raisins, nuts, etc. Talq Read More
(68)
Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2005
After adding additional celery & Miracle Whip and omitting the pecans, all at the suggestion of my children, and substituting dried cranberries for the raisins, , it was GREAT! The whole family loved it in pita pockets with lettuce. We also tried it on toasted hamburger buns with lettuce and it was just as good. I think the crunch of the pecans would add a nice texture but alas, the children's desires always rule. LOL Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2003
Easy and delicious! The amounts of all ingredients can be adjusted to personal taste. I used more celery dried cranberries instead of raisins and lots of miracle whip plus nonfat sour cream. My guests loved it as a side salad and the leftovers made yummy sandwhiches the next day. I'll make again and again. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Samantha it looks like a day at home with your brother was very rewarding. This recipe makes outstanding chicken salad. Because I love the extra clean crunch that celery gives I increased the celery to a whole stalk. The raisins apples and sweet pickles add a wonderful dimension to an otherwise savory salad. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
This recipe was a hit at our family weekend getaway. I made the salad ahead of time so the juices could really juice. Then at the cottage I added the raisins and apples. Served it with pitas. DELICIOUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2003
This salad is a winner. Very tasty & was a great way to use up left over chicken breast. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2003
I made finger sandwiches from this recipe for a baby shower and I got awesome reviews. I don't care for raisins so I left them out and I usually don't like the meat/fruit combination but the Granny Smith apples I used were the perfect additon to this chicken salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
This salad is so delicious! I don t know if I like it more as a salad or as a sandwich on a croissant. After you have it on a croissant no other breads will do. Read More
(12)
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