This Gorgonzola Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts is an update from an old favorite; the combination of chicken salad and grapes is the best!
I can’t shop at Costco without purchasing one of their roasted chickens. I seldom buy one for a full meal either. The reason I cannot walk on by is because I just LOVE homemade chicken salad and they make pulling one together this Gorgonzola Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts so easy.
I have to give Sprouts some credit for the idea. They are the only place I shop that has deli foods I will buy. Something about the way they prepare their food that appeals to me. No fillers, no relish, not overdone with eggs or other condiments.
What I buy there tastes much like what I would make at home and trust me, every single time I pickup a small carton of prepared food the phrase, ‘I could make this at home so much cheaper.’ always is on my mind. And I can. So I do.
To be honest I don’t know for sure if I bought a chicken salad with Gorgonzola cheese from them or if this came about because I love their Potato Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese and this was my riff on that but I do know it’s now my favorite.
I love, love, love Gorgonzola cheese; I call it Blue Cheese Lite. It’s got plenty of flavor but still is milder than a straight blue cheese so it’s the one that always ends up in my basket. Not a fan of Gorgonzola? I love this recipe from Marshall Field’s too; some similar components without the blue cheesy bite!
I love using croissants when serving this for a crowd so check those out at Costco too. None in the house? Simply toast some sandwich bread and improvise! This would be a fantastic dish to serve to a crowd and with the Super Bowl coming up; one that is a change from some of the heavier fare we are too often stuck with at big game day parties.
My team isn’t going to be anywhere near a Super Bowl this year; still, I enjoy the game day revelry and it’s a time for friends to come over and I’ll serve these and a some specialty beer. Who needs football really; I just love to gather my friends!?
PIN IT! ‘Gorgonzola Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts’
- 4 cups cooked chicken, chopped
- 1 cup red grapes, halved
- 1/2 cup celery, chopped
- 2 Tbsp green onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
- Iceberg or Green Leaf Lettuce
- 8 croissants, sliced in half
- In a medium bowl, add chopped chicken, grapes, celery, green onion, Gorgonzola, mayonnaise, yogurt, sugar and salt. Mix gently to combine thoroughly.
- Fold in the toasted walnuts.
- Serve with lettuce on a croissant.
Amount Per Serving Calories 738Total Fat 42gCarbohydrates 72gProtein 18g