Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds Recipe -
Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds Recipe
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Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds

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"This unusual and refreshing chicken salad is perked up by the addition of toasted almonds, tangy pineapple, crunchy water chestnuts and sweet grapes."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a large bowl, toss the chicken with the lemon juice. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  2. Mix the salad dressing, salt, pineapple, grapes, almonds, water chestnuts and lettuce into the chicken until evenly combined. Chill until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 10, 2003

I found this recipe for a friend to take to a pot luck supper. She has just called to tell me that the chicken salad was a winner, rated the tastiest dish there! Now to dazzle my friends as well!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 09, 2003

I like pineapple but adding pineapple to this chicken salad just made the dish too sweet for my taste. I've enjoyed the addition of green or red grapes or mandarin oranges or dried cranberries to various chicken salad recipes though. Of course, if you like sweet salad, you'll love this.


23 Ratings

Nov 14, 2004

Excellent chicken salad. I made a couple of changes/additions. I didn't use lettuce, water chestnuts or lemon juice on the chicken. I did add green onions, swiss cheese & red grapes. Salad is best when it sits overnight. Don't add the almonds until you are ready to serve, it keeps them crunchy. Served on croissants.

Sep 07, 2004

Wonderful! I cut down on the fat by reducing the mayonnaise and almonds to 1/2 cup (1/2 cup of almonds was plenty!!). I also reduced the salt to 1/2 tsp. I didn't chill the chicken with lemon juice for 2 hours, and it was just fine. I think using red grapes next time would add a bit more color. I served the chicken salad on whole wheat pita bread. Thanks so much for the recipe!

Jul 25, 2003

I've used this recipe for years, and it is always a favorite at any pot-luck I attend. This is my most requested recipe, you'll enjoy it too!

May 04, 2005

Love this salad... a great thing to make with leftover cooked chicken... will make again and again! Thanks!

Aug 07, 2005

This was very good. I made it as stated, and found it needed a little kick; it was a bit bland. I added a bit of curry powder, and that helped. Next time, I'll add some tart dried cranberries as another reviewer mentioned. It needs some other seasoning besides the salt and white pepper, but I'm not sure what. But I will make it again, and recommend it.

Jul 14, 2005

I loved it, and so did everyone I work with about 50 people. I added apples to this recipe and took out the salt and it was GREAT!


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  • Calories
  • 484 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 31.7 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 27.3 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 788 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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