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Almond, Apple, And Raisin Chicken Salad

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A gourmet meal filled with flavors that will make any picky eater happy! I’m always hunting around in search of a meal that easy to make, and of course, tastes delicious.

This chicken salad is my go-to recipe. It’s packed with flavor and everyone that eats it loves it. I love making batches and eating it for lunch the next day. It’s great for dinner too!

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The roasted chicken adds a level of flavor to this chicken salad like no other. The best part is, if you don’t feel like roasting the chicken, you can get a rotisserie chicken at your local supermarket and the rest is easy peasy! Plus, the possibilities are unlimited with this recipe. You can add any fruits, nuts, or spices you like! 

If you are like me, you don’t always feel like cooking a meal – you want something easy for a change but yet tastes so darn good and is healthy eating too. You can substitute the mayo for a light blend and use low-carb bread – that’s what I do when I feel like sticking to my diet that day.

Any way you slice it, this chicken salad is a winner. I’m a huge fan of fruit in my recipes so this is right up my alley. It’s not overly fruity – just enough to add a gentle touch of sweetness which balances this chicken salad out perfectly. 

Almond, Apple, And Raisin Chicken Salad

Almond, Apple, And Raisin Chicken Salad


  • Baked Chicken Breasts – you can use boneless and skinless
  • 1 Teaspoon of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon of Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Peeled Medium sized Apple – I like a sweeter apple but you can use any you prefer
  • ¼ Cup of Raisins – I prefer Sun-Maid Mixed Jumbo Raisins but you can use any you prefer
  • ¼ cup of gently chopped slivered almonds – you can roast them as well for more yumminess
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish if you please with parsley


Cut the chicken in cubes

Place chicken in bowl

Add mayo, balsamic and gently toss.

Add the chopped apple, raisins and season.

Continue to toss until blended well.

You can refrigerate for up to three days.

Here are some pics so your mouth can water!

I roasted my chicken breasts with Italian seasoning first! 

Apple Almond And Raisin Chicken Salad

Then, I removed the skin – much healthier that way but you don’t have to. The choice is yours! 

Apple Almond And Raisin Chicken Salad

Adding the apple really gives this chicken salad a nice balance. 

Apple Almond And Raisin Chicken Salad

I like to chop the almonds a tad more which add a nice nutty flavor and some crunch! 

Apple Almond And Raisin Chicken Salad

I also chop the raisins in half too – since the jumbo raisins are already large. I love using the jumbo raisins because they are much plumper and much juicier. Adding a touch of Balsamic vinegar really makes a huge difference and adds some balance to the mix. 

Apple Almond And Raisin Chicken Salad

Same with the Dijon mustard – although, any mustard will do that you have handy. 

Apple Almond And Raisin Chicken Salad

Seasoned and ready to go! 

Apple Almond And Raisin Chicken Salad

This chicken salad is absolutely the best! Juicy, flavorful, and makes a great lunch or dinner meal! 

Apple Almond And Raisin Chicken Salad

I love using low-carb bread. You can toast it too and it tastes just as delicious as regular bread. 

Apple Almond And Raisin Chicken Salad
Apple Almond And Raisin Chicken Salad

I hope you get to try this recipe. I promise you, you will love it much as I do! 

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  1. Ok. Seriously now. YOu need to come cook at my house. I mean, your tastes and mine align and you have better menu ideas. So, any time. I mean it.

  2. I’ve always used a mayo based dressing for my chicken salad, so this is a new twist for me! Looking forward to trying it, the pics look yummy!

  3. I like apples in a salad type of recipe so this one that is very different is one I want to try plus it will be refreshing to have in the summer too.

  4. lol, that is too funny. Thanks so much Andrea. I love to make recipes that everyone can make and you don’t need to be a gourmet chef to do. I love this chicken salad so much, I made it twice last week! Thanks much and have a terrific weekend!

  5. Thanks so much Penny. It’s really the best chicken salad I’ve ever made. So good, I made it twice last week. I hope you get to enjoy it soon. Thanks much for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

  6. Carolann this looks yummo. I will mak it minus the chicken, and put in shrimp…since I do not eat meat! Thanks for sharing!

  7. List of ingredients does not include mayo but in the directions, you say to add it. How much mayo to add?

  8. HI Maureen,
    It says 1/2 cup mayonnaise. It’s the first ingredient listed under Dressing. You are going to love it! Thanks much for stopping by. Let me know how it turned out!

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