This recipe has five main ingredients and is versatile enough that you can work with what you have on hand. It’s a great one to make ahead if you have a girly-friend coming over for lunch or tea. I think it seems a bit fancy because of the grapes.

I’ve made it a tad healthier than my Mom’s version by cutting the mayo with yogurt. You could probably cut out the mayo completely just double the yogurt and be sure to compensate with a little extra seasoning.

I like to serve this to my lady friends with mini croissants or rice crackers.
For this recipe I used two chicken breasts that I poached myself. But you can use any type of cooked chicken- a great way to use leftovers!
(Feel free to experiment with other ingredients like onion or shredded carrots depending on what you have in the kitchen.)

Mom’s Chicken Salad


  • 1 or 2 Breasts Cooked Chicken
  • 2 Cups Celery
  • 2 Cups Sliced Grapes (any type works I used black grapes here)
  • 1/4 Cup Mayo (try this awesome homemade one)
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Yoghurt (Or Plain)
  • 1 Teaspoon Poultry Seasoning

Cooking Directions

  1. Dice or shred chicken and celery. Slice the grapes.
  2. Throw ingredients into a bowl.
  3. Mix the mayo, yogurt, and seasoning together first (prevents unnecessary grape mushing.)
  4. Fold dressing in with rest of the ingredients.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Author: dawnrieniets

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2 thoughts on “Mom’s Chicken Salad: A Salad for Chicks

  1. this looks Yum. I thought you might like this food blog: This was a fellow graduate student and she is very creative with the cookery (also a young mum).

    Posted on March 22, 2015 at 11:36 pm
  2. Thanks! I will definitely check out her site. The salad IS yum you should try it. It's all about the grapes.

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 2:41 am