This Grape Pecan Chicken Salad is perfect for taking to any party or picnic. Eat it on a sandwich or eat it plain…either way, you will fall in love with it.
So, the first time I had this particular chicken salad was at a church baby shower. I had asked our pastor’s wife if she wouldn’t mind making a bowl of the salad since I had heard everyone raving about hers. After one bite I had to agree with everyone. It was so good!!!
After the shower I took home a container of extra salad so that my hubby could try it. He went bananas over it. Now part of the flavor came from the bread she brought with it. It came from a local bakery, and it had a little bit of kick to it. So scrumptious!!!!
I just knew that I wanted to make this again for our family. So I called her up and asked if she wouldn’t mind sharing the recipe. I had my pen in hand and I was ready for the family secret.
She laughed told me it was just one she had found online a few years ago. Everyone loved it so much that she had continued to make it for dinners and showers.
Seriously???? That’s it? Just a random recipe from online? I was sort of disappointed that it wasn’t some family recipe that had been handed down through the years. I thought I was on to some secret recipe. Not that I was planning on keeping it a secret because I love to share fun and new recipes here on the blog. You guys need to enjoy these recipes too. Am I right?
One of my favorite little tips for making this salad even easier is to use a rotisserie chicken from the store. We usually keep bags of the chicken in our freezer for easy meals like this chicken supreme pasta bake or these bbq chicken & avocado quesadillas. This time the bag of chicken was going into salad!
I headed to the store right away and got the rest of the ingredients because we wanted to make a big bowl of this grape pecan chicken salad for dinner. I love that it is so easy to make and that it makes a giant bowl of salad. It’s perfect for eating with bread or on lettuce. Of course, my new favorite way to enjoy it is with pretzel crackers. Seriously. You have to try it because you may never use bread again.