Chicken salad gets a tropical fruity twist in this easy Summer Chicken Salad with sweet mandarin oranges, grapes, pineapple and crunchy walnuts.
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This has been a favorite chicken salad of mine during hot summer months for years – The combination of savory chicken, sweet fruit, creamy poppy seed dressing and crunchy toasted walnuts is always a winner!
The vibrant colors of the fruit make this as pretty to look at as it is to eat. It’s just the right blend of chicken, fruit and crunchy walnuts. Make this recipe even quicker and easier by using leftover cooked chicken or a store-bought rotisserie chicken.
Serving suggestions for Summer Chicken Salad:
Serve on buttery croissants, wraps, pita pockets or your favorite crackers. I love it for Sunday brunch served on croissants!
How long does this chicken salad last?
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Originally published May 7, 2012. Updated with new photographs and recipe slightly revised on June 16, 2019.Print