Got Grapes? Will Have Chicken Salad!
I’ve made salads before using dried raisins as one of the ingredients. They give the salad the slightly sweet taste that I always look for in chicken or macaroni salads. But grapes in salad? Why not, after all raisins were grapes once upon a time, before they were shrunk and dried.
So for this recipe, I added seedless green grapes and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. It made for a perfect lunch over grilled Ciabatta bread.
2 cups, cooked chicken breast, cubed or diced
1 cup seedless grapes (green or red), sliced in half
1 cup Swiss cheese, sliced into tiny cubes
1/2 can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped green onions
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt to taste
1 tbsp sugar
In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, salt, poultry seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, sugar and lemon juice. In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, celery, green onions, water chestnuts, Swiss cheese, and grapes. Add the mayonnaise mixture, and stir to coat. Chill until serving.