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Chicken Salad with Grapes

  • Author: Nancylynn
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This classic Chicken Salad with Grapes is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next summer picnic! Loaded with juicy chicken, tart slices of granny smith apples, sweet red grapes, crunchy celery, and just a touch of mayo and greek dressing to hold it all together, this classic summer sandwich is taken to the next level. It’s perfect for meal prep, a potluck, or simply serve it for lunch on a sunny afternoon. 



1lb boneless chicken breast or tenderloins 

2 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 medium apple, peeled and cut into small cubes (I used Granny Smith)

1 cup red seedless grapes, cut in half

1/2 cup celery, chopped

3 T mayo 

2 T Greek yogurt

salt, pepper, and garlic powder 

2 tbsp pecans or walnuts

For serving – mixed greens, gluten-free or multigrain bread, crackers, a spoon


If your chicken is raw, prep this first.  Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

  1. In your Instant Pot – add 1 cup of broth or water and your raw chicken breast.  Cook for 15 minutes and do a full natural release. Drain well and shred.
  2. In your oven- cook chicken breast on 350 for 30 minutes.  Let cool and dice.
  3. On your stovetop – cover chicken with broth or water and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.  Then remove from heat and cover for 20 minutes before dicing or shedding and drain well.

For the Chicken Salad:

  1. Drain chicken well, then dice or shred. 
  2. Toss chicken, grapes, apples, and celery together.  
  3. Mix greek yogurt and mayo, then gently add it to the chicken mixture. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with nuts, if desired. 


Makes 4 servings

21 Day Fix:  1 RED, 1/2 PURPLE, 1 ORANGE, ¼ BLUE (if you use the nuts), and trace GREEN (I sometimes add extra celery and some red onion to make it ¼ or ½ green) per serving

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