Wild Rice Chicken Salad

Wild Rice Chicken Salad

"'Juicy red grapes, crunchy cashews and water chestnuts and a touch of tarragon make this wild rice salad a big hit at our family reunion,' reports Mary Ann Morgan of Powder Springs, Georgia. 'I fix it often at home for potluck dinners.'"
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10 m servings
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  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, rice, water chestnuts and green onions. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, milk, lemon juice, salt, tarragon and pepper. Pour over chicken mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Just before serving, fold in grapes and sprinkle with cashews.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 303 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 435 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.


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This is one of my favorite substantial salads. I change it just a little by using an Uncle Ben's Wild Rice box using only about 1/2 to 2/3 of the flavor packet. I then add some extra wild rice...

I ? loved ? this salad! I did add double the amount of cashews and grapes and I also cut the water chestnuts in half. I did like it better after the salad sat for 24 hours.

This turned out very good! I added one chopped apple, and added 1/2 cup of celery. I did not add the grapes or the cashew halves.

I have made a variation of this MANY times and it has always been pleasantly surprising to those who try it for the first time. My husband is a meat and potato kinda guy and he loves this in the...

This was something different for me. I don't usually cook with tarragon. I think it's delicious! I added a little extra lemon juice, used a T. of fresh tarragon and substituted most of the ma...

I'm rating this on the ingredients for the salad but not the dressing as I used Rudolph's Coleslaw dressing. I buy a salad just like this at my grocery store and wanted to duplicate it. This w...

Made this but put a local food/Minnesota twist to it. Used 1/2 c. celery, 1 chopped apple, and a 1/2 c. blueberries instead of grapes. Amazing! So good!

We really enjoyed this recipe - I had leftover turkey and used that instead, and it was great. Thanks! I'll be doubling this every time I make it for sure!

Personally I prefer the Chicken and Snap Pea Wild Rice Salad also on this site but this one is pretty good too. I'm really not crazy about the grapes, especially as they get soggy in the leftove...

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