Southern Chicken Salad with Pineapple

This fabulous Southern Chicken Salad recipe featuring Carolina peanuts and tropical pineapple will satisfy a hankerin’ for a taste of home!

This uniquely southern lineup of ingredients is a great option for serving as a salad at parties or as weekday chicken salad sandwiches in packed lunches.

If adding sweet, crushed pineapple and salty peanuts to chicken salad is a new recipe method for you, prepare to be wowed!


Crushed pineapple Mayonnaise Lime zest Lime juice Soy sauce Black pepper Sweet onion

To a large mixing bowl add the pineapple and its juice, lime juice and zest, mayonnaise, lite soy sauce, black pepper, and some sweet onion.

Add in the chicken, a chopped Granny Smith with or without the peel, and about a half cup of salted peanuts. You may chop the peanuts or leave whole.

I recommend piling everything into an airtight container with a tight-fitting lid.

Once in the container, use a spatula to press the salad spread down to where it's flat.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

When you're ready to serve, give the salad spread a good stir before heaping it atop bread or lettuce leaves.


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