Waikiki Chicken Salad
Sooooo good!!! My favorite chicken salad. I love it on Hawaiian rolls, but good on top of Bibb lettuce too!
- Ready In:
- 2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄3 cup Miracle Whip
- 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, juice reserved
- 3 -4 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 1⁄2 cups seedless grapes, halved
- In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
- Mix in miracle whip and 2 tablespoons of reserved pineapple juice.
- Stir in pineapple tidbits (I sometimes use 2 cans if I want more pineapple), chicken, almonds and grapes.
- Chill until serving.
- Great on Hawaiian rolls, or on top of Bibb lettuce.
- ADD-IN IDEAS: maraschino cherries, mandarin oranges, cilantro, macadamia, walnuts or pecans instead of almonds.
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This may well become my favorite chicken salad too, Charmie - Perfect for a brunch, luncheon or pot-luck dish. Made it exactly as written, but since add-ins were suggested as an option … I also used cilantro for its color & flavor + 2 tbsp of raisins I soaked in the extra pineapple juice. I served it as a salad plate w/cucumber, egg & tomato slices at its side. The combo of fruits compliments the chicken very well & the almonds add a lovely textural crunch. Thx for posting this great recipe! It’s a keeper for us & will be enjoyed often. :-)Reply