When life gives you grapes, make a salad! Creamy Chicken salad with Grapes is a quick meal with a hearty texture and time-saving. Some leftover chicken after the holidays and your salad is fabulous and perfect.
When Christmas or New Year is over, but you still have some leftover products, then the imagination is limitless.
A new kind of salads, some burgers, roasted veggies, or soups, any of these will be just perfect for the next day. Saving leftover products and not throwing them is a great thing.
One of this life-hack, I have learnt, is how good and delicious the chicken/turkey or even duck meat left can make a great add-in in dishes, on the next day. For this simple salad, you will need a bunch of cheap ingredients, but the result is incredible.
Some fresh veggies, grapes, cheese, and some mayo for dressing, will nicely surprise your friends and guests. This salad is quick to make and fast to eat. Flavourful, creamy texture, and super hearty, chicken salad with grapes is something delicious and unique. You can also check another recipe with leftover turkey meat here.
Why grapes in a chicken salad?
I like grapes, and they pair just great next to the chicken. They are a little sweet and next to the chicken, cheese, and veggies; they simply add flavour and a touch of elegance. I have tried this salad at my friends, and I liked the balanced taste and how they paired together. Even though it may seem strange, you have to try this version to get convinced. However, you can easily skip grapes or substitute them with other raw fruits. But, I have found this version fabulous and tasty.
This salad makes an excellent recipe for any meal of the day, and even more, it will taste good even after two days of storage. Also, it can be topped into a sandwich or served just as it is. It is a great-tasting salad, so dare to make it when you have some leftover meat.
For today, I had some chicken left meat, so this salad came to my mind. All of my friends adore this salad recipe due to its consistency, taste, and look.
What is a chicken salad with grapes?
Freshly roasted chicken meat or some leftover chicken meat coated in mayo dressing with any veggies you like and have and definitely some grapes. Grapes have a sweet taste and pair great next to chicken meat. It is a simple and easy salad to make, but grapes here play an essential role due to their liking and decorations.
What sides go with chicken salad?
You can serve nicely served this chicken salad with grapes next to some roasted/mashed potatoes, fried potatoes, roasted veggies, fresh tomato arugula salad, and even next to creamy, cheesy macaroni.
How to make chicken salad with grapes?
This satisfying chicken salad with grapes you can serve in anyways. I am already making it for years, and I am still in love with it. It can be made ahead and served anytime you set the table. It assembles quick, and you can store it in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. Garnishing it with nuts, different raw veggies, or any other add-ins will only make your salad taste excellent and fabulous.
Half of roasted chicken meat
Four boiled eggs
7 oz Gouda cheese (or any other you like)
Mayo for dressing
Seasoning at taste
Boil four eggs about 5-7 minutes and set aside in icy water to cool down and peel the skin easily.
Nicely shred the leftover chicken meat and set aside until you prepare other ingredients.
Cut cubes the cheese so it will nicely decorate the salad. I have used Gauda soft cheese as I like its texture and taste. But, you can easily use Pecorino, cheddar, Roquefort, Gruyere, and even Feta cheese. Set aside.
Cut halves the cherries and the grapes before adding them to the salad.
Take a big bowl and add all the ingredients. Coat in mayo and adjust taste if needed.
Simple and easy your leftover chicken salad with grapes is ready to be served.
How to serve:
You can serve chicken salad with grapes in anyways: wrapped in some bread, topped on some fresh baguette, or in croissants.
Leftover Chicken Salad with Grapes
- 1/2 roasted chicken
- 4 boiled eggs
- 7 oz Gouda cheese
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup mayo
- Boil four eggs about 5-7 minutes and set aside in icy water to cool down and peel the skin easily.
- Nicely shred the leftover chicken meat and set aside until you prepare other ingredients.
- Cut cubes the cheese so it will nicely decorate the salad.
- Cut halves the cherries and the grapes before adding them to the salad.
- Take a big bowl and add all the ingredients. Coat in mayo and adjust taste if needed.
- Serve immadetely.