Tired of the same old lunch? Try this Chicken Salad with Grapes recipe jazzed up with dried cherries, grapes, and pecans. It’s absolutely irresistible!

If you haven’t tried a Fruity Chicken Salad, you’ll love the pop of sweetness, plus crunch from the nuts and tart chewiness from the cherries!

A plate of chicken salad on a bun over a red napkin

Fruity Chicken Salad

I hate to brag, but this is one fabulous chicken salad recipe. There’s nothing complicated about it. The prep entails a bit of chopping and stirring, but it’s the proportions that are key.

I always prefer a smidgen of sour cream to cut the mayo in these sorts of salads. And a little acidity from the lemon juice helps balance the flavors. The add-ins are up to you. Leave out the nuts if that’s not your thing. I’d have to remove the pecans and cherries if serving this to my family, but this batch of chicken salad with grapes was for me!

A bowl of Chicken Salad on a red napkin

The Best Chicken Salad!

If you’re low-carbing it, this can be eaten as a salad over lettuce. Or, if you’re like me, pile the chicken salad between two slices of whole wheat bread or on a roll or croissant. As a hearty lunch or light dinner, this chicken salad with grapes is a delightful option to meat and potatoes. I hope you enjoy! It’s truly the best chicken salad.

A plate with two cherries, a fork and Chicken Salad on a bun

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A plate with two cherries, a fork and Chicken Salad on a bun

Fruity Chicken Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 servings

A classic chicken salad jazzed up with dried cherries, grapes and pecans


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use Hellmann's)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper (1/8-1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1 pound cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup halved grapes (red or green seedless)
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, salt and lemon juice. Add pepper to taste.
  2. Stir in chicken, celery, pecans and dried cherries.
  3. Serve over lettuce or on a bun or croissant.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 510Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 803mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 37g


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