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Almond Chicken Salad

My mother used to prepare this chicken salad with grapes and almonds for an evening meal during the hot summer months. It's my favorite of my mother's chicken salad recipes. You can also serve it as a delicious but quick luncheon or potluck dish. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, grapes, celery, onions and eggs. In another bowl, combine the next 9 ingredients; stir until smooth.
  • Pour over the chicken mixture and toss gently. Stir in almonds and serve immediately, or refrigerate and add the almonds just before serving. Garnish with kiwi if desired.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 351 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 152mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • Jellybug
    Apr 5, 2019

    I made this for ladies card night, along with homemade flatbread. It was tasty, but not everyone was a fan. I liked it, but would have to cut recipe down since its only the two of us.

  • Venky
    Nov 7, 2017

    1 star

  • Orbs
    Nov 3, 2017

    I cut the recipe down to serve 2. Instead of chicken, I substituted Quoran meatless chicken nuggets. Delicious.Thank you, Kathy, for sharing this recipe.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

    This is about the only chicken salad I will rat. The almonds add a special crunch!!

  • RinIowa
    Apr 24, 2017

    No comment left

  • annsway1
    Apr 13, 2017

    Wonderful recipe...You can also use in Tuna salad, egg salad, etc. Enjoy!!

  • Catherine M
    Mar 14, 2017

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  • VictoriaElaine
    Jul 11, 2015

    Wonderful flavors! This is now my second favorite chicken salad.

  • Homegirl2
    Mar 6, 2014

    This was excellent as is. Thanks for the recipe.

  • vewebber58
    Oct 13, 2013

    A good salad. I guess I'm just not a huge fan of chicken salads in general, as this still tasted a little bland for me, but of all the ones I've tried, I think this was the best. The grapes really add to it.....I couldn't imagine not adding them. I think serving it on a juicy slice of fresh pineapple or cantaloupe would add to it as well, and I liked the idea using greens with a light dressing of vinaigrette and avocados as a base too.