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Chicken salad with grapes in a large silver bowl

Chicken Salad with Grapes

This is the ultimate chicken salad with grapes! Positively packed with flavor, thanks to red grapes, celery, green apple, green onion, and toasted pecans, this is the last chicken salad recipe you'll ever need. Quick and easy to make, it's perfect for entertaining, like for potlucks, brunches, or showers.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cookouts, make ahead, potluck
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time (Optional) 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 336kcal


  • Large bowl
  • Large spoon or silicone spatula


  • 2 pounds chicken cooked, shredded or chopped into bite-sized pieces (about 4 cups)
  • ½ cup red grapes halved
  • ½ cup celery sliced
  • 1 medium green apple diced, optional
  • cup green onion chopped
  • ½ cup pecans toasted or raw, roughly chopped, see Notes
  • ¾ - 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ - ¾ teaspoon salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • In a large bowl, stir all ingredients together until well mixed. Serve immediately, or cover and let chill in refrigerator at least one hour for best flavor.
    Ingredients for chicken salad with grapes and pecans in a glass mixing bowl


  • Pecans: I really recommend toasting the pecans to bring out their flavor and enhance their crunch. Use my easy recipe for DIY Buttery Toasted Pecans - it's perfect for this chicken salad.
  • Make it Keto: This recipe is naturally low carb, but in general, grapes and apples aren't keto-friendly. Each serving of this chicken salad has just a small amount of the fruit, so you might decide it works for you, but you can leave out the grapes and apples to make it truly keto (and only 1g net carbs per serving).
Recipe yields approximately 8 servings. Nutritional values shown reflect information for 1 serving of chicken salad made with apple and 3/4 cup of mayonnaise. Macros may vary slightly depending on the specific brands of ingredients used.
To determine the size of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed, then weigh the entire recipe when finished. Divide the total weight (not including the weight of the bowl, pot, or plate the food is in) by 8. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 5g