Rating: 5 out of 5.

There is an absolutely delicious chicken salad establishment called Chicken Salad Chick.

There are several locations in the Midwest and South and one just opened up about 3 miles from our house and I’m here for it.

As much as I love chicken salad, I don’t particularly love it when it’s super mayonnaisey… you know what I mean by that. This restaurant has a wide variety of chicken salads served solo, with soup, on a croissant or on a bed of green salad leaves.

The last time I was there I had the buffalo chicken chicken salad, but one of their most popular ones is the “Fancy Nancy”. I was craving it the other day so I grabbed the ingredients at the store and made some Fancy Nancy!

The nice thing about chicken salad is you can make it over the weekend and eat on it for a full week when stored in the fridge. Make some on a Monday, enjoy it with salad on a Tuesday, croissant on a Wednesday and solo on Friday… at least that’s what I would do!

Enjoy this super easy recipe packed with seasonal flavors.

Chicken Salad – Fancy Nancy Copycat

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8
Cleanup: Easy
Kid-Friendly: Depends
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken- you can use rotisserie chicken if you’d like!
  • ½ cup chopped honey crisp apples
  • ½ cup red seedless grapes, cut small
  • 1 large celery stick, diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, reduced fat
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ranch seasoning
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  1. Using a large bowl, add the shredded chicken, apples, grapes, celery, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and ranch seasoning. Stir gently to combine everything and mix well.
  2. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Serve and refrigerate when finished, enjoy!