Pecan Grape Chicken Salad

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Crunchy pecans, soft tomatoes and green chilies create the perfect texture for this healthy Pecan Grape Chicken Salad recipe with a kick.  The combination of pecans and sweet grapes make it a taste sensation for summer lunch or dinner!

Crunchy pecans, soft tomatoes and green chilies create the perfect texture for this healthy Pecan Grape Chicken Salad recipe with a kick.  The combination of pecans and sweet grapes make it a taste sensation for summer lunch or dinner!

This week is flying by! I know that extra day off earlier this week helped with that.  It’s SO hot here this week – mid 80’s and humid – just the way I like it, yet makes me thoroughly confused as to what time of year it actually is.  Anyone else?

Did you know that May is National Salad Month?  Well, now you know.  Chicken salad is one of those foods I can eat every day of my life and never get sick of it.  There are endless possibilities when it comes to chicken salad which is why it just never gets old.  This Pecan Grape Chicken Salad is inspired and adapted from Redpack Tomatoes’ Sassy Chicken Salad recipe.  I love that it has a little bit of a kick to it thanks to the green chilies!  I love me a little spice.  Once you toast the pecans, you can literally throw this together in just a few minutes with your already cooked chicken.  I also love using already peeled and already diced tomatoes such as these Redpack diced tomatoes- they are cheaper than the tomatoes you will find in the produce department at the grocery store (at least from what I have seen!).  That makes this salad even easier to put together.

Healthy Pecan Grape Chicken Salad recipe is perfect a summer meal and can be thrown together in a pinch.  Great for Mother's day or a picnic.

Red Pack Petite Diced Canned Tomatoes

A little bonus for you is that this pecan grape chicken salad is made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, which we all know what that means – tons of calories cut that equals a healthy, guilt-free lunch or dinner.

To celebrate National Salad Month, Redpack Tomatoes is hosting their second annual “Toss in the Flavor” promotion.  From now until June 10th they will be sharing their new collection of Redpack salad recipes on Facebook featuring Redpack Petite Diced Tomatoes along with seasonal fruits and vegetables – just in time for summer!  As part of this fun promotion they will also be giving away a $400.00 Grand Prize Picnic Gift Basket that includes tools you need to chop, spin, mix, dress and toss in your favorite summer salad!

In a perfect world, every chicken salad recipe would have grapes and crunchy, toasted nuts in it – it’s how chicken salad was meant to be eaten.  The end.

Pecan Grape Chicken Salad recipe is a healthy lunch or dinner recipe idea that is quick and easy to make.

Pecan Grape Chicken Salad
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Recipe type: lunch, dinner
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Serves: 6
 
Crunchy pecans, soft tomatoes and green chilies create the perfect texture for this healthy Pecan Grape Chicken Salad recipe with a kick.
Ingredients
  • 1 (10 ounce) can REDPACK® Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies, drained
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • ½ cup chopped toasted pecans
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, chilies, Greek yogurt and honey.
  2. Stir in chicken, celery, grapes and toasted pecans*.
  3. Cover and chill for 1-3 hours before serving so that the flavors can come together.
  4. Serve on your favorite bread, roll or croissant. Enjoy!
  5. *Note: To toast pecans, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Another option is to toast them in the microwave. Place a single layer on a microwave safe plate and cook on high for 2 minutes. Stir and cook for 1 more minute.

 Disclaimer:  Redpack was nice enough to send me product samples to use in this recipe but I was not compensated for this post.  All opinions are 100% my own, as always.

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

14 Responses to “Pecan Grape Chicken Salad”

  1. May 29, 2015 at 10:33 AM #

    Hooray for another way to use Greek yogurt! This chicken salad looks like next week’s lunch! Yes!

  2. May 29, 2015 at 11:36 AM #

    Grapes are SO good in chicken salad and chickpea salads!

  3. May 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM #

    I did not know that this was National Salad month! Thanks Ashley!
    And now I wish I had me some of this salad to celebrate 😉

  4. May 29, 2015 at 1:49 PM #

    I always enjoy a good chicken salad with toasted nuts and grapes! Have to admit, though, I’ve never had it with tomatoes and chilies but it sounds really delicious! Gotta try this soon.

  5. May 29, 2015 at 3:46 PM #

    Love the addition of pecans and grapes to make traditional chicken salad even better! Love using Greek yogurt in place of mayo too, perfect meal!

  6. May 29, 2015 at 4:02 PM #

    I want this for lunch…everyday

  7. May 29, 2015 at 7:34 PM #

    Loving this combination of flavors Ashley! And YAY for Greek yogurt!!

  8. May 30, 2015 at 6:41 AM #

    I have not had chicken salad in ages. Looks delicious and a great way to celebrate salad month. The last time I had something similar it had miracle whip but a nice light greek yogurt sounds so much better.

  9. May 30, 2015 at 9:27 AM #

    I LOVE grapes in chicken salad! This version looks fantastic! Love that you added a touch of honey!

  10. June 1, 2015 at 8:46 AM #

    This looks so light and refreshing. Perfect for summer dining!

  11. June 1, 2015 at 9:15 AM #

    I love chicken salad – and I love the different mix of flavors you’ve combined in this salad Ashley! I’ve got to try it!

  12. June 1, 2015 at 10:10 AM #

    I agree – there should be grapes in every chicken salad! I so wish I could have one of these sandwiches for lunch…. nom nom nom!!

  13. June 1, 2015 at 11:48 AM #

    This looks like my new favorite chicken salad recipe!

  14. June 1, 2015 at 8:38 PM #

    I love grapes in my chicken salad but never thought to add tomatoes too! What a tasty looking dish!

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