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Carol's Chicken Salad

"My friend Carol is a wonderful cook, and this recipe is a '10.' By far the best chicken salad I have tasted."
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20 m servings 293 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Calories:
  • 293 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 19.4 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 279 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, salt, poultry seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and lemon juice.
  2. 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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 507 Ratings

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This is the best chicken salad I’ve ever eaten with a couple adjustments. I made it a couple of years ago for a birthday brunch for my mother, and people still ask me for the recipe! It’s wonder...

Most helpful critical review

Did not like it at all! The poultry seasoning was way overpowering and thats all I could taste. It was very blah and wouldnt make again.

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This is the best chicken salad I’ve ever eaten with a couple adjustments. I made it a couple of years ago for a birthday brunch for my mother, and people still ask me for the recipe! It’s wonder...

All the ingredients are just right. I would change only the prep by adding the lemon juice, pepper, onion and garlic powders to the chicken before anything else. Let that soak for 10 minutes, th...

I made this recipe for a baby shower that I hosted, and everyone raved about it. I left out the grapes because I was serving it on croissants. The twenty minute prep time is just plain wrong, ...

This chicken salad was delicious, unusual but delicious. Please ignore anyone telling you to cut the poultry seasoning. The dry recipe amounts called for are perfect. The only thing I think y...

I liked this recipe with a couple of modifications: The celery and the water chestnuts made this a little too crunchy for me. I will leave out the water chestnuts next time. I'm not sure the che...

I made this for my daughter's 1st birthday party (we had about 50 adults) and scaled it to 30. So it took a long time to cook the chicken and cut the grapes & chicken, but it was well worth it. ...

We loved this chicken salad. So tasty!!! I did omit the water chestnust and added walnuts like others suggested also used chunky apple sauce instead of the apples that I was going to use because...

Delicious. Omitted the swiss and the grapes and added 1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces. All my guests requested the recipe. Used my Pampered Chef food chopper and prep time was much faster.

I am always in search of "The Best" chicken salad recipes since it's my favorite lunchtime meal. This is a 5 star recipe. My husband is yhe food&beverage manager at our local golf and country cl...