If you’re searching for healthy lunch ideas, then look no further than chicken salad with grapes!
The creamiest/crunchiest, most portable, and addictively delicious of salad recipes you’ll ever sink your pearly whites into!! (Can you tell I’m obsessed with this one?!) With my secret ingredient (which I share below…), this chicken salad with grapes will outshine EVERY meal on the table!
This healthy recipes not only a timeless classic, it’s about to become a healthy chicken recipes household staple! I’ll also share how to make an equally as tasty low carb version…
Let’s do this!
One of the things I love MOST about this chicken salad with grapes is the slightly sweet flavor and how all the little grapes pop in your mouth as if to welcome the savory chicken! I know, I really like chicken salad. Anyhow, here are some other reasons to LOVE this simple recipe:
- Simple is an understatement
- One bowl preparation
- Protein packed
Making healthy chicken salad taste fabulous is EASY!!! Just find a great recipe (ahem, like this one) and you’ll be smiling with every bite…
It’s great for lunches, friendly get togethers, backyard barbecues and a host of other occasions. You’ll quickly find yourself making excuses to eat this one.
It’s even great for using up that awesome leftover chicken in the fridge! No special gadgets required.
For the chicken, grab whatever you have on hand, or quickly bake/boil some breasts and dice them before tossing them into the recipe below.
Chicken salad with grapes lists sugar in the ingredient list. For all us low carb foodies out there, toss in some erythritol instead. For those of you who have idea what that is — erythritol is a zero-calorie sweetener that’s diabetic friendly and doesn’t spike blood sugar.
Be sure to grape seedless grapes! And for my low carb-ers, opt for blackberries instead of grapes — these low carb fruits are equally as delicious!
Tools to Make
No special tools are needed to make chicken salad with grapes. Just a knife, a bowl, a spoon and, oh yeah – a bib. Just kidding!
Chicken salad with grapes should be stored in a container with a secure lid in the refrigerator. It keeps well for a few days, as along as it’s properly refrigerated and safe from heat and moisture.
Can You Freeze This?
Sorry, this one just doesn’t freeze well. Mayo, grapes and summer veggies just aren’t meant to be eaten after freezing.
Healthy Lunch Serving Recommendations
Serving suggestions for chicken salad with grapes is a matter of taste and occasion. Diving it into individual containers of mason jar salad is great for healthy lunch ideas!
You can also serve chicken salad with grapes on crackers, over sliced cucumbers or in low carb wraps. Fill a pita pocket or top a hefty bed of greens. I could go on and on….the possibilities are virtually endless.
Honestly, we love this one SO much we usually just eat it with a fork!
Modifying this recipe is really just a personal choice. Some people like to add onions, skip the coconut or experiment with different spices.
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It’s really up to you…
How Can I Use Different Kinds of Chicken?
Easy, just chop it up and put it in there! Making rotisserie chicken salad with this recipe adds so much flavor it’s unbelievable! Grilled chicken salad from last night’s barbecue is another yummy option that add a layer of flavor.
Using different cuts of chicken is another way to play with the flavor. If you don’t have time for prep, try making canned chicken salad. Most of the work is already done for you!
Can I Add Herbs and Spices?
Definitely! Dill and basil both work rather nicely in this recipe but there’s also something to be said for just regular old salt and pepper.
Making tarragon chicken salad is a lively way to add a fragrant twist and pesto chicken salad is the best of both worlds. It’s unique and savory and leaves you feeling oh so satisfied!
What Can I Use Instead of Mayo?
Making Greek yogurt chicken salad is the most popular option, and most people can hardly taste the difference! Cottage cheese works, too.
How Can I Make This Healthier?
Making this healthy chicken salad even healthier means ditching the mayo – no surprise there! Preparing avocado chicken salad lets you keep that cool creamy base that makes chicken salad taste so good.
What Other Fruit Can I Add?
Making chicken salad with grapes isn’t the only way to add fruit to your chicken salad. Chicken salad with apples is another favorite and cranberry chicken salad is also popular. Adding strawberries or blueberries also works nicely to play on the savory flavor of the chicken.
Chicken Salad with Grapes
- 1 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 2 Teaspoons Sugar* use erythritol if low carb
- 3 Cups Chicken cooked + cubed
- 1 Cup Celery diced
- 1 Cup Red Grapes* seedless + halved. To save some carbs, swap these with blackberries!
- 3/4 Cup Walnuts chopped
- 3/4 Cup Coconut shredded + unsweetened. Optional
- In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients.
- In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss everything together.
- Place your salad in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving, and enjoy!
There are lots of chicken salad recipes out there, but I just love making chicken salad with grapes. Those sweet little bursts of sunshine elevate the chicken and add variety to the recipe.
Whether you just love chicken salad or you’re looking for a way to use that leftover chicken from yesterday’s meal, you’re sure to find a recipe on my list of chicken salad favorites:
- Canned Chicken Salad
- Greek Chicken Salad
- Thai Chicken Salad
- Curry Chicken Salad
- Southwest Chicken Salad
Chicken salad with grapes is one of my favorite ways to prepare chicken salad. It’s the true balance of ying and yang in its simplest form. Plus, it’s the easiest most delicious way to prepare a protein packed meal that pleases the palate and keeps you satiated for hours!
Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments below! Enjoy!