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.


  1. Sounds so good except mayo- wonder if greek yogurt would hold it together??

  2. Especially good if you put the croissant in the oven & let it bake a couple minutes. YUM!

  3. I add dried cranberries or raisins.

  4. I remember Owens restaurant had the best chicken salad.

  5. No fruit in my chicken salad. Otherwise, the recipe is like my Aunt's and it's wonderful