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Chicken Salad with Fruit

May 3, 2021 (Last Updated: May 11, 2021)

Chicken salad with Fruit has to be one of the perfect dishes for a leisurely lunch or light at home or to take to a picnic or potluck. This Chicken salad with Fruit recipe is full of fantastic flavor, is simple to make, and is positively one of the best chicken salads you’ll have the pleasure of eating!

Chicken Salad with fruit recipe makes a quick, delicious meal! It also has toasted pecans for the best chicken salad recipe and makes excellent chicken salad sandwiches!

 

Chicken Salad with FruitThis Chicken Salad with Fruit makes an excellent salad for lunch, a light supper, and takes hardly any time to make all. I love to keep a batch of it in the refrigerator for super easy lunches during the week.  Top it with a few berries such as blackberries, blueberries, strawberries,  and add a few apple slices for a well-balanced, tasty salad.

You cannot go wrong! Chicken Salad with Fruit is also excellent on its own or spread on crackers and makes fantastic tasting sandwiches and wraps. You can also whip it up to make it to serve at church gatherings, potlucks, and picnics!

 

 

Serving suggestions for Chicken Salad with Fruit

  • Bagels– Slice in half, toast, and add the salad.

  • Wrap- Stuff the wrap, add romaine lettuce, cheese, and slice in half for a simple wrap.

  • Croissant- Toast a croissant and then add romaine lettuce and spread salad over the croissant.

  • Crackers– Spread over your favorite crackers.

  • Bread – Make a tasty sandwich on your favorite bread, add lettuce and cheese.

  • Avocados– Halve the avocado, remove pit and skin, stuff with the Chicken and fruit salad.

  • Tomatoes– Halve the tomatoes remove seeds and pulp, and stuff with the Chicken and fruit salad.

 

 

 

Chicken Salad with Fruit

 

 

Ingredients you’ll need to make Chicken Salad with Fruit.

Chicken- You’ll need about four cups of pre-cooked white meat chicken that you have chopped or diced. You can use grilled, baked chicken or even use a rotisserie chicken from the market.

Celery- Finely chopped celery will add the perfect layer of flavor, texture, and crunch to the salad.

Diced Apples– Such as Gala apples, Red Delicious, Honey crisps, and Granny Smith apples, are the best apples to use (pick one)

Dried Cranberries- Sweet and delicious yet a little tart, the dried cranberries are a tasty addition to the Chicken and Fruit Salad. You can also use dried cherries for a different variation.

Mayonnaise – I prefer to use Duke’s Mayo but feel free to use another brand. I am not a fan of Miracle Whip in this recipe; it completely alters the fresh taste of the salad.

Seasonings- Kosher Salt, freshly ground black pepper, and herbs such as either tarragon or freshly torn basil just before serving are perfect to season and flavor the salad.

Toasted Pecans- are a great addition to the salad as well. I have also used walnuts or Pinenuts in place of the pecans at times.

Fresh Berries– Make a great topper. You can use blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or any fruits you enjoy.

 

 

Chicken Salad with Fruit

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Chicken Salad with Fruit

  1. How Long will Chicken and Fruit Salad Last In the Refrigerator? This recipe keeps well in the refrigerator for about 2- 3 days. Store in an airtight container. Refrigerate right after serving.

  2. How long can the salad sit out safely? For safety reasons, I would only let it remain out for about 1-2 hours. The last thing you want is to make your guest sick by serving tainted chicken salad.

  3. Can I use Greek Yogurt instead? You can use either Mayonnaise or Greek Yogurt in the chicken salad or even a little bit of each. 

 

 

Chicken Salad with Fruit

Chicken Salad with Fruit

hmccallum
This Chicken salad with Fruit recipe is full of fantastic flavor, is simple to make, and is positively one of the best chicken salads I have eaten!
4.87 from 22 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 352 kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting Board
  • Sharp knife
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Large serving bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups chicken breast boneless, skinless, diced
  • ¾ cup celery diced
  • 1 cup apples diced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or dried cherries
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice fresh preferred
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup pecans toasted
  • 6 basil leafs torn

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, celery, diced apples, dried cranberries, mayonnaise, lemon juice, kosher salt, and black pepper.
  • Before serving, add the toasted pecans and fresh basil and stir to combine the ingredients.
  • See the serving suggestions on the recipe card or blog.

Notes

Serving suggestions for Chicken and Fruit Salad
  • Bagels– Slice in half, toast, and add the salad.
  • Wrap- Stuff the wrap, add romaine lettuce, cheese, and slice in half for a simple wrap.
  • Croissant- Toast a croissant and then add romaine lettuce and spread salad over the croissant.
  • Crackers– Spread over your favorite crackers.
  • Bread – Make a tasty sandwich on your favorite bread, add lettuce and cheese.
  • Avocados– Halve the avocado, remove pit and skin, stuff with the Chicken and fruit salad.
  • Tomatoes– Halve the tomatoes remove seeds and pulp, and stuff with the Chicken and fruit salad.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 17gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 273mgPotassium: 354mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 111IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
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19 Comments

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    Anneke
    May 14, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    ThisChicken Salad with Fruit was two of my favorite additions to salad in one. I loved adding chicken and I love adding fruit! It’s was so quick, and I’m looking forward to making this again.

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    Tammy
    May 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    I loved the idea of fruit tossed into chicken salad. It kept it light and refreshing! Perfect for summer picnics 😀 Definity making this recipe again

  • Reply
    Leslie
    May 13, 2021 at 9:47 am

    All of your serving suggestions for this chicken salad recipe are so perfect! Especially the croissant!! Heavenly!!!

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