Orchard Chicken Salad

My usual chicken salad contains cheddar cheese, celery, and dill weed. This one is a departure for me. Mainly because hubs doesn’t like to mix his sweet and savory.

But since we had an abundance of apple and red grapes, I thought I would experiment. This is the yummy result, chock full of fruit and seasoned with thyme.

The salad made a fantastic lunch last week. Once on a bed of greens and again in a rye bread sandwich. Delicious both times.

Do you have a favorite chicken salad?

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  1. Your hubby and mine were cut from the same cloth! He always wrinkles up his nose at apples in chicken salad 🙂 I love it, though; I’ll have to try your version.

  2. Oh my that sounds so good! I love fruity chicken salad but have only had it with grapes. The apple sounds great in it. I’m sure it adds a wonderful crispness.

  3. We do one with apples, grapes, raisins, mayo and curry powder.

  4. this sounds great! i should make this for my school lunches next week. i love fruit in chix salad.

  5. Your husband is a wise man. Savory and sweet do not mesh. Exception(s) being P B & J and/or a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!

  6. We love tarragon in ours:

    4 cups cooked chicken, cubed
    1 cup grape halves
    1 cup celery
    1/2 cup almonds
    1 cup mayo
    1 tsp. sugar
    4 tsp. rice vinegar
    1 tsp. tarragon

    This is oh-so-delish on croissants, and I bet would be wonderful on gigantic butterhorns.

  7. This also works with Tuna Salad. Don’t know why men don’t like things that are sweet and savory. I thought that’s why they marry us.

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