Grape and Almond Chicken Salad

It’s hard to top the versatility of chicken, adapting to nearly any flavor profile, from sweet to savory. Prepping these ingredients in advance means a delicious lunch can be ready in a flash, and their portability means you can have lunch on the go for days that include a bike ride, boat ride or old-fashioned picnic.


  • 3 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup sliced, seedless grapes
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


In a medium bowl, whip cream to soft peaks.

Season chicken with salt. Combine with celery, grapes, almonds, parsley, salt and mayonnaise. Fold in whipped cream. Chill.

Serve with a wedge of watermelon or cantaloupe, or a quartered pineapple.