Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Recipe of the Week..."Craisin Chicken Salad"

This week's recipe comes from my sister-in-law, Sandy, whose birthday is tomorrow. (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SANDY!!!) Sandy works with a lady whose daughter owned/operated a restaurant in Tulsa where this chicken salad was served. The daughter doesn't share her recipes, but Sandy was able to sweet talk her into telling what ingredients she used. Sandy wasn't able to get the exact amounts, so I made a batch of this delicious salad and estimated the amounts that I'm sharing with you below:

Craisin Chicken Salad

  • 1 large can of white chicken meat, drained and shredded with a fork
  • 1/2 cup Hellman's mayonnaise (Sandy said that the main secret to this dish is using Hellman's mayo, NOT Miracle Whip!)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup Craisins
  • 1/2 cup halved, seedless red grapes
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onions (if preferred, green onions may be used...I don't like raw onions, so I used about 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder instead)

Combine all ingredients. I added about a teaspoon of lemon juice to the mixture, to help keep the halved grapes fresh. If the mixture seems a little dry, add more mayo. Refrigerate until ready to serve. May be served as sandwiches using croissants and lettuce leaves,  or as a snack using "Townhouse" or "Topper" crackers. Enjoy!!

I made a batch of this and took it to work for a secretaries salad luncheon a couple of weeks ago and it was a hit! If serving a large crowd, the recipe may be doubled.

Have a blessed day!


  1. Sounds wonderful! And Happy Birthday to your SIL!

  2. Sounds alot like my recipe! So Yummy! Love your blog!
    Sandee (another CTMH sister)


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