College Student's Brilliant Doctored Chicken Fruit Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

The original version for this yummy fruity chicken salad recipe came from a college student who entered the Pillsbury Bakeoff on a whim, and managed to get picked as one of the 100 contestants. This recipe doctors up ordinary chicken salad. I made his recipe tonight for a light supper, and made quite a few changes, although it is still heavily based on his excellent recipe. For the granola, he used two granola bars (Nature Valley brand) and bashed them with a rolling pin to crush them inside their packages, which is what I did too, although you can also just use any loose granola you happen to prefer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all the drained fruits together with mayo and brown sugar Splenda in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the prepared deli chicken salad and granola, stirring to combine.
  3. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  4. Serve on large croissants with some lettuce.


Most Helpful

This was great for a hot evening meal. Good stuff!<br/><br/>Made a few changes to keep it easy: <br/><br/>Used 1 can of Mandarin Oranges (15oz) and 1 can of Chunk Pineapple (20 oz). <br/>2 packages of fully cooked strips of breast meat chicken <br/>Skipped the sugar (it was sweet enough) <br/>1/2 Canola Mayo<br/>2 bars of Nature Valley Crunchy Oats and Honey crushed.

laughingmama June 29, 2013

I loved this! I think I might like to add a dash of curry powder and maybe some raisins too. I used chicken salad from the local deli and Miracle Whip because I like the sweetness. Oh and my deli puts in chunks of chicken rather than shredded. thanks for this!

windywood January 13, 2007

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