Chicken Salad with Grapes

This chicken salad with grapes makes a great sandwich – we love it on a croissant, but it’s good on sandwich bread too! The sweetness of the grapes pairs perfectly with the chicken and pecans!

chicken salad recipe with grapes and pecans

I’ve always been a huge chicken salad fan, but I never really understood the idea behind putting fruit in a savory chicken salad.

Well, friends. I ordered a chicken salad sandwich from a restaurant once without realizing it’d come packed with grapes and now I’m positively hooked.

The sweetness of the grapes pairs so perfectly with the richness of the mayonnaise and the little crunch of pecans and basically this is next level chicken salad happening here.

You’re going to love this chicken salad with grapes and pecans. Especially if you smear it all up in a croissant. Perfect lunch, if you ask me! 

How to make this chicken salad recipe with grapes: 

chicken salad recipe with grapes and pecans in glass bowl

We’ll start with some already cooked and shredded chicken. You can use a rotisserie chicken or start with my crockpot shredded chicken.

Add your chicken, grapes, celery, pecans, and red onion to a mixing bowl and then top it off with a dollop of mayonnaise. You could use Greek yogurt if you prefer. 

Sprinkle on some fresh parsley, salt, and pepper. 

Stir this mixture together to combine.

chicken salad with grapes in glass bowl

I like to let my chicken salad hang out in the fridge for an hour or so before eating, but it’s totally fine to dig in right away if you’re in a rush. 

This chicken salad with grapes is seriously so good on a nice buttery croissant. I’ve also been known to scoop it up with Ritz crackers and eat it that way.

No matter how you enjoy this chicken salad recipe, I’m sure you’ll think it’s a tasty lunch!

recipe for chicken salad with grapes on croissant

More easy chicken recipes: 

Creamy Lemon Chicken: So easy and it’s low carb too!

Chicken Spaghetti: A favorite with my kids!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken: Simple and classic.

Balsamic Chicken: This one packs so much flavor!

chicken salad croissiant

chicken salad croissiant
5 from 3 votes

Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy lunch recipes
Calories: 412 kcal

This chicken salad recipe with grapes is the perfect amount of sweet and crunch! We love it on a croissant for lunch.


  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • ½ - 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup grapes halved
  • 1/3 cup pecans chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 4 Croissants


  1. Add the chicken, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, celery, grapes, pecans, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.

  2. Add additional mayonnaise if you'd like a wetter consistency. 

  3. Store covered in the fridge for 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld before serving.

  4. Divide evenly between 4 croissants.

Recipe Notes

Store leftovers in the fridge, tightly covered, for up to 3 days. 

Swap in Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise as desired.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 1055mg46%
Potassium 358mg10%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.