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Best Chicken Salad Ever

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe uses canned chicken, but if you want to use leftover chunked chicken or turkey, it 's even better. A dab of sweet relish is a nice taste surprise, and we love the apples, pecans, and raisins. The creamy salad dressing finishes it off nicely."
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40 m servings 174
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Mix chicken, apple, raisins, celery, pecans, yogurt, and relish together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Cucumber is an interesting substitution possibility for the celery.
  • Use leftover chicken or turkey in place of the canned chicken to make this even better, if you have it on hand.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 174 calories; 8.6 19.6 7.2 15 133 Full nutrition

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I made two changes--I used 2% plain Greek yogurt and for the dried fruit a mix of raisins, golden raisins, and cranberries. I do think I would have liked a little something added to the yogurt-...

I used leftover rabbit for the chicken. I didn't have yogurt so used sour cream and subbed the pecans with walnuts. It's very tasty.

What a refreshing recipe for chicken salad. I used caned chicken breast and chopped up a pickle as I didn't have relish. Thank you for a delicious recipe.