Chicken, Wild Rice & Grape Salad


I've always loved chicken salad. I'm used to the traditional kind -- chicken, celery, mayo -- but I thought I could come up with a healthy and more exciting version for Kenya. Something about the addition of grapes seemed like a delicious idea to me since Kenya loves them on their own, so why not in this recipe?!
My friend Diane came over today and said that she normally doesn't like chicken salad because the pieces of chicken are too big. I couldn't agree more. You want to be able to take a bite and enjoy all of the tastes, not just chicken. By throwing everything in the food processor, it combines the ingredients so every bite has a little of everything and a lot more flavor, in my opinion.
This is a great "on the go" dish for little ones because it has a fruit, protein, carb and vegetable. Just be sure it doesn't sit out too long because of the mayo (or Veganaise).


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Chicken, Wild Rice & Grape Salad (8 Toddler Servings)

Prep Time: 3 mins Cook Time: 8 mins

egg free

nut free

gluten free


  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 Cup Celery, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Grapes, halved, red and/or green
  • 1 Tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Mayonnaise or Veganaise
  • 1/2 Cup Wild Rice, cooked


1. Cook the chicken in a steamer pot over boiling water for 8 minutes. Cool and chop.
2. Place all of the ingredients except the rice in a food processor and pulse. Everything should be combined and in tiny pieces.
3. Throughly combine the chicken mixture with the rice and serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Lisa

    Yum! This was really good! We made it for lunch today. Thanks again for a great recipe.

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  • Hkcayanan

    This looks great but would this be ok in my 4 yr olds lunch box. i put 2 ice packs in there..just concerned about the mayo?

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    • Catherine

      Yes, as long as you are able to keep it cold it should be fine! Two ice packs sounds to me like that would do the trick!

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