This is a recipe I discovered by accident. While trying to make the Betty Crocker(R) chicken salad, I discovered I didn't have all the spices. '...quick, what can I substitute...' This has been a family favorite ever since.

jo1527
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a bowl, lightly mix the apple, grapes, pecans, apple pie spice, and mayonnaise together until thoroughly combined; stir in the chicken breast meat. Chill until cold.

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Cook's Note

Such a basic start... add raisins, celery, or dried cranberries if you like; great on a bed of lettuce or as a wrap!

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

284 calories; 22.9 g total fat; 44 mg cholesterol; 148 mg sodium. 5.8 g carbohydrates; 14.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
Easy and delicious - plus it's a great way to use up leftover grilled chicken! I cut the recipe in half since I didn't have pecans I subbed toasted walnuts instead. I used a Red Delicious Apple and I also threw in just a bit of chopped celery and some dried cranberries. I mixed the dressing in a separate bowl before folding it into the chicken and other ingredients. For the dressing I used Hellman's light mayo and cut it with a bit of reduced fat sour cream. I used half apple pie spice and half curry powder along with a bit of salt and pepper. It chilled for just a couple of hours and it came out really good. Overall a great combination of flavors! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/13/2011
I liked the pie spice but hubby and kids didn't like it. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
Easy and delicious - plus it's a great way to use up leftover grilled chicken! I cut the recipe in half since I didn't have pecans I subbed toasted walnuts instead. I used a Red Delicious Apple and I also threw in just a bit of chopped celery and some dried cranberries. I mixed the dressing in a separate bowl before folding it into the chicken and other ingredients. For the dressing I used Hellman's light mayo and cut it with a bit of reduced fat sour cream. I used half apple pie spice and half curry powder along with a bit of salt and pepper. It chilled for just a couple of hours and it came out really good. Overall a great combination of flavors! Read More
(56)
Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
Easy and delicious - plus it's a great way to use up leftover grilled chicken! I cut the recipe in half since I didn't have pecans I subbed toasted walnuts instead. I used a Red Delicious Apple and I also threw in just a bit of chopped celery and some dried cranberries. I mixed the dressing in a separate bowl before folding it into the chicken and other ingredients. For the dressing I used Hellman's light mayo and cut it with a bit of reduced fat sour cream. I used half apple pie spice and half curry powder along with a bit of salt and pepper. It chilled for just a couple of hours and it came out really good. Overall a great combination of flavors! Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2011
What makes this unique is the apple pie spice which I mixed with mayo (actually used Miracle Whip Light). I halved the recipe but liked the flavor of the spice so much I used a full 1/2 teaspoon plus. This takes no time to put together and I would serve this to company with no qualms at all. It tastes good and the presentation is lovely. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2011
Hello... This is jo1527 JO. I tried to edit the recipe but couldn't. I failed to put in the fact what many have figured out. The apple pie spice and mayo are in fact mixed together first before adding to the rest of the ingredients. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2011
I love this recipe the only change I made to it was I used plain Greek yogurt instead of mayo to make it healthier. Excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2011
This is better than your average chicken salad recipe and my husband loved it. I had my doubts about it because of the fruit and apple pie spice but it was good enough that I will make it again. I did use light mayonnaise instead of the full fat variety and I seasoned my chicken breast before cooking them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2011
This is basically the same as the recipe I love so much. Instead of apple pie spice I add a tablespoon of dried tarragon. The flavor really comes out after refrigerating for a couple of hours or even overnight. Makes a great sandwich on whole grain bread or better yet spread on graham crackers. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
this is our fave as far as chicken salad goes. luv to add pineapple! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
This recipe is also lovely as a hearty sandwich. I use curry and a dash of sugar to bring out the flavor of the curry and walnuts instead of pecans. My hubby and son love it. I have not used the apple pie spice but look forward to giving it a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2011
so good Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/13/2011
I liked the pie spice but hubby and kids didn't like it. Read More
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