Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hawaiian Chicken Salad

Let me just preface this post by letting you know that I am totally in love with chicken salad.

It is such a prissy girl food...and although I am not a prissy girl, I sure do love my prissy girl chicken salad!

I have several wonderful chicken salad recipes that I cling to, but I think this one has climbed it's way to the top of the list. I love the sweet yet tangy flavor that the pineapple renders. It really adds a lot of flavor without being over the top.

Oh, and for all of you chicken salad loving dude''s alright...your secret is safe with me!

4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast (4 large breast or 2 cans)
2 cups diced celery
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sliced almonds
1-20oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 pound seedless grapes, cut in half

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, mayonnaise, and almonds, and mix well. Gently fold in the pineapple and grapes.

Serves 8-10

Adapted from: Paula Deen "The Lady & Sons, Too!"

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Kimi said...

This sounds so good. Especially for these hot days we've been having!! I think I'll make this tonight!! Thanks!!

Misty said...

These are so yummy! I have been meaning to ask you for the recipe, as I have NO idea how to make chicken salad, so I was SUPER excited to see the post today! YIPPEE!!!! Definitely will be giving these a whirl SOON!!!

Regina said...

I'm kind of confused about folding in the "oranges"? Did I miss something?

Katie said...


The recipe in the cookbook called for oranges...I leave them out. When I was typing it up late last night I guess I wasn't paying enough attention?!?!


jayayceeblog said...

Me, too ... big, big fan of chicken salad. I put mandarin oranges in mine with sliced almonds. Yum!

Tiffanee said...

Yum!! I love chicken salad, especially home made. This one sounds delish!! I love that you and I have the same tastes in food because you cook so many delicious things!! Thanks!!

Jessica said...

Yummy! I experimented with a tropical chicken salad and put shredded coconut, macadamia nuts, oranges, pineapples and Jerk seasoning. Pretty good but I don't know if I could recreate it again. Also, you asked me about my squash gratin recipe...I used the Williams and Sonoma one and it turned out great!

Tightwad Mom said...

Chicken salad is the best!! This recipe sounds divine. I love that you added pineapple in it. Yum!

Katie said...

Jessica, your creation sounds wonderful! Also, thanks for telling me where to find the squash gratin sounds excellent!

Me, Myself and Pie said...

I'm a chicken salad girl, too. And I LOVE when it's full of grapes and nuts...especially on a buttery croissant!

MIchelle S. said...

This sounds so good. I love anything with pineapples in it!! Gonna try it!
By the way, I did make your chicken chimi's a few nights ago and we LOVED THEM!! One of my new favoite recipes!!!:)

Katie said...


I am glad to hear you all liked the chimi's. They are so easy...that is the best part!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

I like that you have used pineapple in your chicken salad - it sounds delish!

Inspired2cook said...

Sounds delicious!

Misty said...

Made this last night to enjoy after bible study (and for lunches this week). I made 1/2 the recipe and oh how my fork keeps making it's way into the fridge... :) This ranks right up there with Panera's Chicken Salad you got me hooked on. :)

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