Red, White, and Blue Chicken Salad for #SundaySupper

Chicken salad is one of my favorite sandwich fillings. But, the only time I make it is when I have leftover chicken! So early last week, when believe it or not, I had some Moroccan fried chicken in the leftover rotation, I jumped at the chance to make chicken salad. But not just any chicken salad. Red, white, and blue chicken salad.  Call me patriotic.

Red White and Blue Chicken Salad Sandwiches

The sun is finally shining consistently and slowly seasonal produce like cherries, blueberries, and strawberries are making their delicious way to the market, and my belly.  I happened to have a few left in my fridge and decided they would make the perfect pair to my chicken. This is an easy recipe you can toss together with any fruit you have on hand.  I’m sure you’ve seen chicken salad with grapes and pecans, well if you like that, you’ll love this!  Trust me.

Red, White, and Blue Chicken Salad for #SundaySupper

10 minutes

10 minutes

Mix seasonal fruit into your next chicken salad for a unique and patriotic twist on this classic sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 handful of cherries, pitted and halved
  • crumbled queso fresco, or feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/8 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 cup Greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Bread or Buns to serve with chicken salad

Instructions

  • Wash and dry blueberries; wash, pit, and halve cherries.
  • In a large bowl, toss together almonds, blueberries, cherries, cheese and shredded chicken. Adjust quantities of each for your tastes.
  • In a separate bowl mix together mayonnaise, yogurt, salt and pepper. You could also add other seasonings such as cayenne pepper for a little extra heat, but season lightly so as not to overpower the fruit.
  • Slowly add the mayonnaise mixture to the chicken mixture. You will want to coat everything but not to leave it swimming in liquid. Continue adding until the chicken and fruit mixture is moist.
  • Place a dallop of chicken salad onto bread or buns (make it even better by toasting them!)
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Red, White, and Blue Chicken Salad

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Comments

  1. The addition of cherries and blueberries sounds phenomenal! I adore fruit in my chicken salad…and these two never occurred to me :)

  2. Ooh I love this chicken salad ! So much flavor and texture. On my list ! Must be delish with all those berries !

  3. I love that you used cherries in this, they are my favourite fruit. This looks like a perfect summer chicken salad sandwich for a big picnic we are having in a few weeks with some friends.

  4. Cherries and blueberries with chicken sound awesome together!

  5. Yum! I love that you threw a little cheese in there for some tang.

  6. I love fruit in chicken salad!! Love this! so inventive! yum!

  7. What an interesting idea!!! I wouldn’t have imagined adding berries to a chicken salad! I’m sooooo curious now! ;-))

  8. What a fantastic idea! I would love this for a picnic this summer.

  9. Love the red,white and blue!The flavor combination is just perfect for this time of the year and kids would also love this as much as the adults!Have to try :)

  10. Such a creative chicken salad. I love everything about it! Fresh fruit and feta sound like a great addition.

  11. Marvelous!! Love it, must try! :)

  12. I love the idea of adding fruit to this! Genius!! :)

  13. My aunt makes something like this with salmon and blueberries! If I liked fruit and savoury I’d totally do this

  14. That’s the prettiest chicken salad I’ve ever seen. What a great combination of flavors!

  15. This sounds fantastic. My grandma puts grapes and walnuts in her chicken salad, I would imagine this follows a similar concept. Yum!

  16. Mmm. Your chicken salad might be better than grapes and pecan garnishes, Amanda. I hadn’t thought of feta cheese and Greek yogurt in chicken salad but it makes perfect sense. Perfect tasty sense! And the addition of the almonds, blueberries and cherries can only make it better!

  17. Love the combination of flavors in this salad!! Yum!!

  18. Pretty! Love the cherries – great idea to add to chicken salad.

  19. What a cool twist on chicken salad! I would never have thought to try this combo, but I’m definitely intrigued!

  20. The ingredients combined are awesome Amanda! This is so my kind of chicken salad. And with great spices too! love it.

  21. I LOVE LOVE LOVE fresh fruit in my chicken salads. This is a perfect recipe.

  22. Great salad.

  23. I like lots of fruit in my chicken salad so this is right up my alley!

  24. This is so pretty! I love fruit in my chicken salad but I haven’t ever had cherries or blueberries. It sounds absolutely delicious!

  25. What a fantastic idea to add berries to chicken salad! Yum! It looks and sounds fantastic!

  26. This sounds pretty amazing–I love chicken in a sweet/savory combo!

  27. Fruit and chicken salad are a perfect match! The little hint of sweetness totally takes chicken salad from boring to exceptional.

  28. The hubby would be satisfied with a chicken salad sandwich with just chicken and mayo. Now, your version is more my style…love the addition of berries and nuts. It must taste amazing!

    • Amanda Mouttaki says:

      That’s my husband too haha! That’s ok I’ll eat all the berries with a piece or 2 of chicken.

  29. Plus it’s a fabulous thing to make for Independence Day! I’ve never thought to use blueberries or the cheese in chicken salad. Great inspiration and recipe!

  30. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    LOVE this!!! What a fun twist to chicken salad. So creative… must try, and pinning now! ;-)

  31. I could eat this salad for ever!!! I love it!!

  32. This sounds like a great recipe! I would never think to add blueberries and cherries to chicken salad.

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