This Chicken Salad recipe is one for the books! Not only does it pack a ton of flavor but it’s seriously the perfect summer recipe, too. Perfect for a fun picnic lunch as well.

We love to make up this simple chicken salad with grapes and take it on a picnic to eat. And if you’re looking for other tasty picnic recipes, check out this Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips too!

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Delicious Chicken Salad Recipe

It seems like everyone has a certain way that they like their chicken salad to taste, and I can tell you without a doubt that this recipe is one of my favorites. It’s super tasty with just a little bit of added sweetness from the grapes. It seriously is such an easy chicken salad recipe!

There’s just something about this type of chicken sandwich that will make you crave another bite. And if you pair it up with super soft bread, get outta here! You just might find yourself eating more than one!

Have fun making this recipe because it’s just that simple. All you need to get started are the simple ingredients listed below.

(Be sure to try my Chick-Fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich and Easy Cranberry Chicken Salad, too!)


  • Chicken, cooked and diced – I love to use leftover chicken for this recipe!
  • Seedless red grapes – Any type of grapes will work.
  • Red apple- The sweeter, the better!
  • Celery ribs 
  • Pecans, walnuts, or almonds – This adds such a great texture and crunch.
  • Mayonnaise 
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Kosher salt 
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste 


  • Bread 
  • Croissants 
  • Lettuce
ingredients for chicken salad

How To Make This Easy Chicken Salad

1. Prepare

Cut chicken and add to a large bowl

2. Cut ingredients

Cut grapes, apple, celery, and pecans, add to the bowl

3. Mix dressing

Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper

4. Stir

Stir together until well combined

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5. Store in fridge

Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving

6. Serve

Serve on bread or croissants with lettuce, or whatever you prefer

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator 

easy chicken salad recipe

Tips For Making This Chicken Salad Recipe

Make certain that you store this in the fridge to allow the flavors to meld together well. You can also serve this with crackers or even just eat it by the spoonful.


What are some ways to make this homemade chicken salad recipe have fewer carbs?

The easiest way to cut down on the carbs is to eliminate the bread. This chicken salad recipe really does taste amazing as a wrap so try that and see what you think. The crunch of the lettuce is such a nice texture with this tasty recipe!

What are some other additions that you could add to this yummy chicken salad?

You could easily add in some dried raisins or cranberries to give it a fun texture. I’m also a fan of adding in avocadoes as well so that could be something that you add, too.

Just keep in mind that if it’s something that you’re craving and wanting, it’s worth giving it a go. You never know when you might stumble upon an amazing recipe and creation!

Enjoy this easy chicken salad recipe! Let me know what you think!

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easy chicken salad recipe

Delicious Chicken Salad Recipe

This is such a tasty chicken salad recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 4 cups chicken, cooked and diced
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, cut in half or quartered
  • 1 cup red apple, diced, optional 
  • 2 celery ribs (1 cup), chopped
  • 1 cup pecans, walnuts or almonds, chopped or sliced  
  • 1 cup mayonnaise 
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  •  Freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Bread 
  • Croissants 
  • Lettuce


  • Cut chicken and add to large bowl
  • Cut grapes, apple, celery and pecans, add to bowl
  • Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper
  • Stir together until well combined
  • Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving
  • Serve on bread or croissants with lettuce, or whatever you prefer
  • Store leftovers in airtight container in refrigerator
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  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. It is simple to make and taste great. I used the Tyson frozen chicken chunks. I browned it in olive oil and cooled in the fridge while I cut up my veggies. Thank you 5his recipe!

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      Wonderful to hear!!

5 from 1 vote

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