Happy Tasty Tuesday! I have loved homemade chicken salad all my life and have made it on numerous occasions for large gatherings like baby showers, girls night in parties, etc. Yum

The reason I titled this Chunky Chicken Salad Today is that it is so versatile that it is often a little different every time I make it depending on what I have on hand, my mood or what sounds good. This is the recipe I made for today and it is the one I use most often. This is on large croissants but for a party, I love to get the mini croissants, which most grocery store bakeries will make for you if you call ahead a few days. This is even yummy chilled and scooped on a bed of lettuce.

Here is why I am pulling this puppy out in the Holiday Season: Totally yummy with diced apples, craisins (dried cranberries) and even made with left over turkey!! 


4 bone in split chicken breasts
1 Tablespoon chicken base (mine has parsley flakes in it)
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup red grapes, cut in half
1/4 cup shredded cheese
Light Hellman's Mayonnaise
lemon juice
salt and pepper
reserved chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Boil the chicken breast with the chicken base until cooked through. Let cool on plate. Reserved the chicken broth. Dice up your celery, onion and grapes. When chicken is cool, cut off bone and chop into chunks. Mix chicken, celery, onions, grapes, cheese desired Mayo, salt and pepper, a squirt of lemon juice and a little of the reserved chicken broth. I use about 1/4 cup. (save any remaining chicken broth for other recipes you make in the week) Chill salad in fridge for a bit. Serve the chicken salad alone, on croissants or a bed of lettuce topping each serving with some of the chopped pecans.

Have a Terrific and YUMMY Day!!



  1. I love chicken salad - it's my favorite and I love that you added grapes - I have wanted to do that with my recipes but just didn't know how to make it fit in!! Thanks for sharing girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. YUM! This reminds me of the chicken salad my mom makes - definitely going to have to try this out <3

    Green Fashionista

  3. I used to make chicken salad a lot more. I'll have to make it again! Your recipe sounds great! And you are right, chicken salad on mini croissants is great for parties!

  4. Yum! I also love that this is so good by itself or on a sandwich! Looks delicious!!

  5. YUM!!! and I have cooked chopped up chicken in the fridge!! Guess what I'll be making for lunch?! Thanks for sharing lady!

  6. My husband would love this! I'm not a huge fan of chicken, but I try to make it every so often for my husband because he loves it! I will have to add this to the list!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  7. Oh my gosh looks SOO good!! I love chicken salad. Thank you so much for sharing and I hope that you are having a lovely day so far! :-)

  8. Oh man, I love chicken salad with grapes. And chicken salad on a croissant is the best way to eat it!

  9. Yum! I love chicken salad, especially with grapes! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)


  10. Love all the ingredients and I've always liked how chicken salad goes with croissants as opposed to regular bread.

  11. Your kitchen must busy these days! You've had so many good recipes. I'm struggling to get one up on the blog :)

  12. I freaking love chicken salad!!! I made some for Chris for his lunches this week....but he doesn't like the fruity nutty ones like I do. I used lemon juice, parsley, celery and red onions for his. I will have to try your recipe for me!

  13. Yum! I love chicken salad and haven't had any since summer! I think I'm going to need to make this later in the week!

    Doused In Pink

  14. That looks like a really good sandwich :)

  15. I think Chicken Salad is one of my favorite foods ever. This recipe looks delicious!

  16. My mom makes a similar chicken salad with grapes, dried cranberries and walnuts which is delish. Yours sounds great too. For the Summer she makes one with cherries and pinenuts.

    Thanks for sharing this, Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Welcome by. <3 Ada.

  17. I love the idea of leftover turkey salad with craisins and apples! YUM!!!

  18. I love chicken salad. I like to add grapes and cashews. I don't think you can make it wrong.
    Thanks to sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,

  19. Looks delicious!! I've never had a chicken salad quite like this one and yours sounds so good. I love that it has a little cheese it in, some sweet, and some crunchy. I love to eat it in lettuce wraps for lunch. Thanks for linking up with us :)

  20. Looks delicious! Thank you!

  21. I love chicken salad in croissants and I'm with you - that is almost always my Go To for girly parties like baby showers. The suggestion to use leftover turkey for this recipe is such a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty link party.

  22. Wow, this looks too good not to pin! Would love to try your recipe!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  23. Great recipe, I just love chicken salad too. I love how versatile you can make it - elegant on a croissant for a shower like you mentioned or on a hardy roll for a family lunch. Pinning and sharing this for sure, thanks for sharing at HIH! :)

  24. This looks so great Andrea! Ever since I looked at this I've been craving it. I know what needs to be made soon. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!

  25. Looks yummy!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  26. Pinned and Tweeted! This looks delicious!

  27. Thank you for linking up to last week's Tasty Tuesday linky. I have pinned your recipe to the Creative K Kids Pinterest Board. I hope you'll join us again this week.

  28. Your Chicken Salad looks fabulous! Your recipe is awesome, I have pinned it. We really enjoy you sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen


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