Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

The cayenne pepper and sweet apricot preserve combination is a great balance. Got this from a magazine a few years ago, perhaps Everyday Food. A bit more sophisticated than regular chicken salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix mayo, preserves, lemon juice and cayenne in a small bowl.
  2. Toss chicken, grapes, almonds and tarragon in large bowl.
  3. Add mayo mixture and toss until coated.
  4. Season with salt to taste.
Most Helpful

This is DELICIOUS! I used a rotisserie chicken because I hate cooking chicken. I subbed plain Greek yogurt for the mayo as ShortieNJ suggested and it was perfect. YUM!

Emily O. September 09, 2015

this was awesome. I used greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, omitted the almonds, and used green grapes since that's what i had. yummm

ShortieNJ July 26, 2010

Loved the slight sweetness from the peach preserves. I toasted my almonds, because I think they add a nice crunch and flavor that way. I mixed up the recipe without the chicken, then took 1/3 of it and added Morningstar Meal Starters "chicken" for my vegetarian daughter. The other 2/3 I made with real chicken. It was wonderful! Thanks!

Julie F May 20, 2009