Pineapple-Pecan Chicken Salad

May 20, 2016
Refreshingly tasty Pineapple-Pecan Chicken Salad may just be the perfect chicken salad for summer time.  Or any time, for that matter!

Pineapple-Pecan Chicken Salad ~ This refreshingly tasty chicken salad may just be the perfect chicken salad for summer.  Or any time!

Is anyone else already thinking of the sandy beaches and sweet sunshine of summer?  I know I sure am.  And am counting down the days to our family beach vacation in a few weeks.

I am, though, fully aware it's still a month away until the official start of summer.  So what's a ready-for-the-beach wishing-it-was-summer girl to do as she waits for warmer days and sun rays?  Do some summer wishin' through her food, of course!

Like by enjoying the refreshingly delicious, scream-of-summer flavors of this Pineapple-Pecan Chicken Salad that I recently whipped up for lunch.

Chicken salad is one of my favorite lunch foods.  Since I eat it so often, I mix it up with lots of different variations ... like my favorite Tarragon Chicken Salad, or Traditional Southern Chicken Salad, or even Tzatziki Chicken Salad ... you've gotta change it up, right?

And I totally love this pineapple and pecan variation.

Refreshingly tasty Pineapple-Pecan Chicken Salad may just be the perfect chicken salad for summer.  Or any time!

This version has such a nice, refreshing flavor with the sweetness of all the pineapple in it accompanied by the wonderful crunch of pecans.  But it's not too  sweet, you know what I mean?  The pineapple tidbits bring a lightness to the chicken salad ... without being overpoweringly sweet.  It's one chicken salad that just begs to be eaten in the heat of summer.

But believe me, while it may be just perfect for summer eating, the wonderful flavors of Pineapple-Pecan Chicken Salad are fabulous to enjoy any  time!

Check out these other perfect-for-a-sandwich salads:

Pineapple-Pecan Chicken Salad is a refreshingly wonderful flavor combination.  Enjoy it in sandwiches or on its own!
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Yield: about 5 cups

Pineapple-Pecan Chicken Salad

Refreshingly tasty Pineapple-Pecan Chicken Salad may just be the perfect chicken salad for summer time. Or any time, for that matter!
prep time: 20 Mcook time: total time: 20 M


  • 3 c. chopped cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 c. finely chopped celery
  • 2 green onions, sliced (about 3 T.)
  • 2 T. finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • dash of black pepper
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 2 T. lemon juice


How to cook Pineapple-Pecan Chicken Salad

  1. Combine chicken, celery, green onion, green pepper, salt, black pepper, and mayonnaise in a bowl; mix well. 
  2. Stir in pecans, pineapple, and lemon juice.
  3. Chill for about 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld.
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You might also like these other delicious chicken salad recipes:

Tarragon Chicken Salad
Traditional Southern Chicken Salad

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  1. This salad looks delicious! And I loved your "about me" profile :) Am now going to FB to like you there! Looking forward to exploring your recipes/blog:)

    1. Thank you! And welcome to The Playground!! I wrote my 'About Me' page while I was at jury duty one day ... I had quite a bit of time to think. :-)

  2. A great salad for summer! Patsy

  3. Tracey,
    Your Chicken Salad looks delicious, I just love the addition of the pineapple, this is a great recipe.

  4. Tracey,
    I want to make EVERYTHING I see on your blog the minute I see it! I am crazy about everything you make!

  5. Nice to unplug. I'll be doing again at the end of the month. Love the nuts in this salad. They really make it special.

  6. Ooo, this looks so fresh and yummy! Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck!
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

  7. What a wonderful idea. Sounds delicious. I'd love if you could link up to Thursday Food Fest at I open Wed at 7pm. Congrats on your feature! Sarah

  8. I am a chicken salad lover and your recipes look soooo good! Now I have lots of variations to try! Thank you for sharing them.

  9. We just love Chicken Salad and this recipe will be delicious, can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  10. We love chicken salad too and can't wait to try this version. Would love the sweetness of the pineapple...and always want the crunch of nuts too. YUMMERS! Thanks much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Enjoy a great week.


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