Chicken Salad With Pine Nuts and Raisins


This chicken salad recipe with pine nuts and raisins has a honey mustard style dressing and is topped with onions and croutons. If you don't have olive oil spray, you can just use any non-stick cooking spray.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 to 8 servings


  • 1 ½ cups cubed French bread

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style prepared mustard

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • cup golden raisins

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 6 leaves romaine lettuce

  • 6 leaves Radicchio, raw

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 3 slices red onion

  • cup pine nuts, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Prepare the croutons by spreading bread cubes over prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray cubes with oil or cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.

  3. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, honey, rosemary, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  4. Prepare the salad by placing the chicken in a pan and cover with water. Bring just to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat, drain and cool; dice or pull into shreds.

  5. Combine the chicken with the celery, raisins and lemon peel.

  6. When ready to serve, stir together the lemon juice and olive oil. Tear the lettuce into small pieces and toss with the lemon and oil mixture. Divide between plates and top with the chicken salad. Garnish with onion rings, a sprinkling of pine nuts and the croutons.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

332 Calories
17g Fat
25g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 332
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 347mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 417mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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