Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

If you like chicken salad, you'll love this one! It is good plain with crackers or served in a pita or a croissant. It is wonderful for women's luncheons. Everyone loves it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Drain and cool to room temperature. Add rest of ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Cover and chill a couple hours before serving (overnight is fine).
  2. Tips: I have been using the Uncle Ben's 90 second microwave pouch for the rice part. I use the long grain and wild rice mix.
  3. I also think it tastes better with canned chicken.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is sooo good and a refreshing salad on a hot day. We wrapped in Pitas for a nice fresh lunch. I added the craisins, cuz I love them and I also used the Uncle Ben's 90 second microwave pouch for rice and it worked great.

5 5

This is the absolute best chicken salad I have ever made! I doubled the recipe, omitted the water chestnuts, used organic green grapes, walnuts for the nuts & did use the optional craisins. I LOVE the contrast of taste between the zing of the purple onion and the sweetness of the grapes & craisins. Last night for a snack, I ate some of this chicken with whole wheat ritz crackers. Yummy, yummy! Thanks so much for an amazing recipe!!!

5 5

Very good. Wrapped it in tortillas and it was excellent. We used cashews but didn't add the water chestnuts. Otherwise, I did it exactly as written.