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Fruity Chicken Salad will be the Picnic Fave
One of my family’s favorite dinners — mine too — is rotisserie chicken. They like it for the juicy tenderness and I like it for the convenience.
These delectable chickens are also a delectable picnic item. I know they are a little messy for a picnic, but just be sure your basket has wet wipes and you will be fine!
Another thing you can do to avoid the greasy hands is to debone your chicken and make chicken salad. Using an already prepared chicken can save you the time of cooking one and it adds an extra flavor to your salad.
I am adding fruit to this salad instead of pickles. This is more of a sweet based salad but it is packed with good nutrition.
Chicken Salad with Fruit
- 2 Cups Chicken Breasts Cubed
- 1 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts
- 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
- 2 Apples Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Seedless Grapes Halved
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, brown sugar and red wine vinegar until all are mixed together.
Pour this over the chopped chicken.
To this mixture add the last three ingredients. Toss well until the entire mixture is coated with the dressing.
Cut your chicken up in small, bite-size pieces.
In a small bowl, mix up the dressing for the salad. To your mayonnaise, add the red wine vinegar and brown sugar. Whisk these ingredients until all are incorporated.
Chop your apple, onion and grapes into small pieces. Add this to the chicken. Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture, making sure all is coated well with the dressing.
You can either make up your sandwiches before you go to the picnic, or put them together once you are at your destination. This salad is good on croissants, english muffins, or whole wheat bread. You may also serve with crackers and cheese.
Any way you prefer to eat it, this is an easy dish for any picnic in your future. It takes only a few minutes and your family will enjoy the crunchiness of the fruit with the chicken. It’s a nice fresh meal on a hot afternoon.
Next week I will make a lovely cupcake with the most decadent almond icing that will have everyone around your picnic blanket wanting a taste!
If you love this Fruity Chicken Salad, you will love our other Southern Picnic Series Recipes…
This post was written by Macy, the incredible mother & mother-in-law of the bloggers here at Puppies & Piña Coladas. She loves spending time with her daughters, granddoggies and grandkitty. She is a phenomenal southern cook and will be posting her secret recipes and amazing crafts regularly on the site.