This unusual and refreshing chicken salad is perked up by the addition of toasted almonds, tangy pineapple, crunchy water chestnuts and sweet grapes.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss the chicken with the lemon juice. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

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  • Mix the salad dressing, salt, pineapple, grapes, almonds, water chestnuts and lettuce into the chicken until evenly combined. Chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts

484 calories; 31.7 g total fat; 86 mg cholesterol; 788 mg sodium. 21.8 g carbohydrates; 27.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2003
I found this recipe for a friend to take to a pot luck supper. She has just called to tell me that the chicken salad was a winner rated the tastiest dish there! Now to dazzle my friends as well! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/09/2003
I like pineapple but adding pineapple to this chicken salad just made the dish too sweet for my taste. I've enjoyed the addition of green or red grapes or mandarin oranges or dried cranberries to various chicken salad recipes though. Of course if you like sweet salad you'll love this. Read More
(13)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2003
I found this recipe for a friend to take to a pot luck supper. She has just called to tell me that the chicken salad was a winner rated the tastiest dish there! Now to dazzle my friends as well! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2003
I found this recipe for a friend to take to a pot luck supper. She has just called to tell me that the chicken salad was a winner rated the tastiest dish there! Now to dazzle my friends as well! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2004
Excellent chicken salad. I made a couple of changes/additions. I didn't use lettuce water chestnuts or lemon juice on the chicken. I did add green onions swiss cheese & red grapes. Salad is best when it sits overnight. Don't add the almonds until you are ready to serve it keeps them crunchy. Served on croissants. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2004
Wonderful! I cut down on the fat by reducing the mayonnaise and almonds to 1/2 cup (1/2 cup of almonds was plenty!!). I also reduced the salt to 1/2 tsp. I didn't chill the chicken with lemon juice for 2 hours and it was just fine. I think using red grapes next time would add a bit more color. I served the chicken salad on whole wheat pita bread. Thanks so much for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/09/2003
I like pineapple but adding pineapple to this chicken salad just made the dish too sweet for my taste. I've enjoyed the addition of green or red grapes or mandarin oranges or dried cranberries to various chicken salad recipes though. Of course if you like sweet salad you'll love this. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2003
I've used this recipe for years and it is always a favorite at any pot-luck I attend. This is my most requested recipe you'll enjoy it too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2005
Love this salad... a great thing to make with leftover cooked chicken... will make again and again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2005
This was very good. I made it as stated and found it needed a little kick; it was a bit bland. I added a bit of curry powder and that helped. Next time I'll add some tart dried cranberries as another reviewer mentioned. It needs some other seasoning besides the salt and white pepper but I'm not sure what. But I will make it again and recommend it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2005
I loved it and so did everyone I work with about 50 people. I added apples to this recipe and took out the salt and it was GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2005
I served this at a ladies luncheon and eveyrone loved it. The only changes I made I left out the pineapple and added a touch of curry powder to the dressing. Read More
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