Delicious Chicken Salad

"Creamy Chicken Salad with walnuts, grapes and water chestnuts and lots more. This was made after we made a chicken in the crock-pot and had a lot of left overs. I looked a number of chicken salad recipes and none had all the ingredients I wanted. So I decide to experiment and this is what I came up with. I admit the spices and herbs are estimates as I just eyeballed how much I put in. So feel free to adjust to your tastes."
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins
6-8 large sandwiches




  • diced chicken in small cubes and place in large mixing bowl.
  • finely dice red onion, hard boiled egg and celery.
  • if you did not buy the chopped walnuts then chop them now.
  • quarter the red grapes and quarter the water chestnut slices.
  • add all ingredients to the large mixing bowl.
  • add the diced water chestnuts, chopped walnuts and relish (I prefer the sweet pickle relish cubes). and shredded Parmesan cheese not grated.
  • in separate bowl mix the mayonnaise, organic sour cream and all herbs and spices and mix well.
  • add the dressing mix in the dry ingredients until it is to the desired consistency/moistness you prefer. I used all the dressing and it was perfect for me but you may prefer a less moist salad.
  • refrigerate for at least an hour for best flavor.
  • serve on large bakery crescent rolls or bread of your choice.

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  1. LifeIsGood
    So good! I couldn't wait to try this. I made it tonight so I could bring it for my lunch tomorrow. I love the grapes, water chestnuts, walnuts, mayo mixture, etc... The only change I'll make next time is to add a bit less seasoned salt. It's delicious and I'm excited for my lunch. I think I'll serve it over lettuce. Note: I quartered the recipe and it still made a lot.
  2. Susie D
    This was different and delicious! There are so many exciting elements and together each bite offered something special. I loved the addition of the crunch of water chestnuts, the shredded parmesan and the herbs. I served with crescent rolls and will definitely make this again. Discovered during Spring 2014 Pick A Chef.
  3. lazyme
    Fantastic! I used some leftover roasted chicken and made as directed except that I omitted the water chestnuts as I didn't have any on hand. Simple and delish. It made a wonderful sandwich too. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper. Made for Spring PAC 2014.


<p>I'm a native Floridian. I love to cook and since going on disability a few years back I'm able to spend more time in kitchen. I love to experiment in the kitchen. I worked in communications for the majority of my working career with a short stint in banking right out of high school while in college. My elderly mother and I live together with 3 dogs. I worked with a dog rescue for many years but had to give it up due to health reasons. My mother has to be the all time champion picky eater so it's hard to please her. My screen name comes from the best dog I've ever owned...Tabasco</p>
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