Mama's Pecan Chicken Salad!

 
 
 My mother makes the best "Pecan Chicken Salad"!  She and one of her sisters used to own a restaurant and this was always one of their biggest sellers at lunch.  They usually sold this as a salad plated with fresh fruit around it.  I love it like that, but it's also really good on a fresh croissant as a sandwich.  This is so much better than any you can buy already prepared, unless you do get it at a deli or restaurant where they make it fresh daily and it's so easy, why not make it yourself for half the cost!  Here is what you will need:
 
4 cups cooked chicken breast meat, chopped or 2 (15oz). cans all white chicken  (SAM's sells some that is really good)
1 1/2 cups sliced seedless grapes (red or white)
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbs. lemon juice
3/4 cup pecans
1 cup mayonnaise

Mix all ingredients and stir together. This chicken salad is so good with fresh fruit or on croissants as a sandwich.
 
 



19 comments:

  1. How much does this make?

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    1. I think it would be about six cups in all. I would substitute dried cranberries for some of the grapes also.

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  2. One of my favorites!

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  3. I have made these, but use Poppy Seed dressing instead of the Worcestershire, lemon juice , sugar and mayo. It is great for anytime.

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  4. I make this without the worchestershire sauce, but add drained crushed pineapple. To die for!!

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    1. That really sounds good!

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  5. My husband has to watch the carbs, what can i substitute for the grapes?

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  6. Chopped or pecan halves?

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  7. Dried cranberriess have lots of carbs as well. Be careful how much you put in if you use them. :)

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  8. Can you use other kinds of nuts? It sounds so delicious. I'm making it for a class Christmas party and my teacher has to eat gluten-free. Thanks.

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  9. How would adding some chopped green apple in it be I wonder

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    1. It's very good with apples. I add that most of the time.

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    2. I use Fuji ad Gala apples every time I make Chicken Salad along with the seedless grapes. It is delicious.
      I don't add any sugar to the recipe as the fruits add just the right sweetness.

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  10. I think you could also use pineapple tidbits instead of the grapes. I had this once while in the hospital after the birth of my second child. It was delicious.

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  11. For those who enjoy the taste, omit the Worcestershire, and add a speck of horseradish sauce. Also, I toast my pecans before adding them. It really brings out the flavor!

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  12. I served this with peach halves (canned) and it was A*M*A*Z*I*N*G !

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  13. If you used Poppyseed dressing how much would you use....?

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