Chicken Salad Recipe – Grape And Pecan Chicken Salad – How To Make Chicken Salad

Prep: 10 mins – Total: 10 mins


  • 3 large poached chicken breasts cold
  • 1 cup red grapes halved
  • 3/4 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Dice the chicken into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Toss together the chicken, grapes, pecans, celery, green onions, tarragon, and parsley in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bow, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until fully combined and smooth.
  4. Add the mayo mixture to the rest of the ingredients and gently mix until everything is evenly coated.
  5. The chicken salad can be served immediately but is best if it’s left to sit in the fridge overnight so that the flavors have time to fully meld.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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