Love and Confections: Apple, Grape, and Walnut Chicken Salad #BrunchWeek

May 11, 2017

Apple, Grape, and Walnut Chicken Salad #BrunchWeek

Apple, Grape, and Walnut Chicken Salad is always a favorite when I am brunching with friends. Crisp Lady Alice Apples give it a sweet crunch that makes this the perfect brunch dish.

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My best friend's mom makes the best chicken salad, hands down. Some of my favorite memories growing up include attending their family parties and having Tammy's chicken salad. As soon as I received a box of gorgeous Lady Alice Apples from Rainier Fruits, I knew I was going to create a variation on her chicken salad. Don't forget to enter here for some great prizes for the #BrunchWeek giveaway.

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This is a bit different than the chicken salad of my childhood, but I love the addition of apples. The apples give it a nice, sweet crunch, and I left the skin on so their gorgeous color would show through the salad. It's nice to see bits and pieces of apples throughout, and gives it a twist on the classic.

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I love having a variety of food at brunch, both sweet and savory, and chicken salad is a classic party dish. Whether it's Mother's Day brunch, tea parties, or a day with the girls, this chicken salad is sure to please. You can serve it with regular (or mini) croissants, wraps, rolls, or even lettuce cups.

Apple, Grape, and Walnut Chicken Salad

Love and Confections
Published 05/11/2017
Apple, Grape, and Walnut Chicken Salad is always a favorite when I am brunching with friends. Crisp Lady Alice Apples give it a sweet crunch that makes this the perfect brunch dish.


  • 1/3 cup diced celery hearts
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup green grapes, halved or quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups diced Lady Alice Apples
  • 14 ounces cooked chicken breast, diced or shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt


  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Serve with rolls, croissants, wraps, or lettuce cups.
Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.

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  1. Chicken salad is my favorite brunch item! It is not a brunch without chicken salad!!

  2. I'm always up for chicken salad! Love the addition of apples and grapes in your version.

  3. Sounds wonderful! I love the sweet bites of fruit in my chicken salads, and the apples will give it a wonderful crunch!

  4. I like apples in my chicken salad too, Terri.