Tempt My Tummy Tuesday…….A twist on Chicken Salad

by Lisa on June 8, 2009

Quick announcement: We will be celebrating ONE YEAR OF Tempt My Tummy Tuesday on July 7th. HERE is a link to our very first TMTT. Woo hoo! One year of wonderful recipes and foodie tips. There will be something special on the July 7th TMTT. So, make sure you keep coming back to find out what the surprise will be. Am I TEMPTING you???

Hello everyone and welcome to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. My sister, Lana, and I co-host this blog carnival. We share recipes, kitchen and cooking tips, restaurant reviews, and anything food related that you want to share. You know the rule of a blog carnival, please mention the blog or TMTT in your post and link back to us. Don’t forget to use Mr. Linky, down below. PLEASE DO NOT HOST YOUR OWN Tempt My Tummy Tuesday with Mr. Linky. Thank You.

I love chicken salad. As the temperature is rising, in Texas, I am wanting cooler food options. I have shared a few salad recipes in the past. I will give you a few of those links and highlight the chicken salad that I make on a regular basis for a get- together or brunch.

Chicken Salad with Bacon and Almonds

  • 4 cups cooked, cubed chicken
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 4 to 5 slices of bacon crisply cooked and crumbled ( You will notice the picture of bacon, to the right. I think this ingredient is essential. It adds an extra depth of flavor. And, we all know, anything is better with BACON!)
  • 1 cup seedless purple or green grapes, sliced in halves
  • 1 cup mayo ( I use light mayo)
  • 1 cup sour cream ( I use light sour cream)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 TBLSP lemon juice
  1. Combine chicken, celery, almonds, grapes and bacon.
  2. In another container, combine mayo, sour cream, salt, and lemon juice.
  3. Toss chicken mixture with the dressing and chill thoroughly before serving.

This recipe is so wonderful. Once you chicken salad, in this manner, you won’t ever go back to the old boring recipe!

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Stephanie June 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Hmm that is interesting. My husband doesn't like fruit mixed with meat, but I wonder if he would like this? It looks delicious!


Kara June 8, 2009 at 8:06 pm

I love the idea of adding bacon. I'm going to try it next time I make chicken salad; it sure sounds yummy!


Cassie June 8, 2009 at 8:08 pm

That sounds pretty good. My husband might actually eat it if I put bacon in it!


Sherry June 8, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Yum! I love chicken salad and I bet it is amazing with bacon. Everything is good with bacon, right?! 😀


Karen June 8, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Sounds delicious…I will give this one a try!


lana June 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm

You know how much I LOVE this! Girl… this is the bEST!


Kate @ Stolen Moments June 8, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Absolutely everything is better with bacon. You are SO right! I love experimenting with chicken salad and this one sounds right up my alley. Thanks Lisa! I can't wait to try it.


The Happy Housewife June 8, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Since I am a firm believer in the "everything is made better with bacon" philosophy, I am putting this recipe on my list! Thanks for sharing and hosting!


Quinn June 8, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I'll bet that bacon makes a really interesting addition to chicken salad. And who doesn't love bacon anyway? Thanks for this recipe!!


Amy @ Finer Things June 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm

This is the kind of recipe I make for "girly" lunches. My hubby won't touch the stuff. 😉


Kristen June 8, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Your salad sounds SO good. I think I could eat chicken salad once a week all summer. Thanks for the recipe.


Deanna June 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm

This is the way I make my chicken salad except I haven't added bacon. My boys will love the addition!!


Brenda June 8, 2009 at 10:27 pm

I've had this salad before but never with bacon, look really good!


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove June 9, 2009 at 12:21 am

That chicken salad looks awesome!!


mub June 9, 2009 at 1:44 am

I can't wait to try this, I love chicken salad!


Robin June 9, 2009 at 4:41 am

I'm not a huge fan of the chicken salad with grapes and such but this … well the bacon will def. make the difference! Sounds great!!!
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Emily @ Marvelous Recipes June 9, 2009 at 5:42 am

I don't think my hubby would eat this but it sounds great to me! He would go for the bacon but not the fruit. Guess I'll get to eat it all by myself!!Thanks for sharing.


Melissa June 9, 2009 at 6:05 am

That chicken salad sounds delicious! I think you're right about the bacon being a necessary ingredient; it sounds like a great addition.


Sherrie June 9, 2009 at 7:23 am

Your chicken salad sounds yummy! Never had chicken salad with bacon. I'll give that one a try next time. Thanks for sharing! Mine is posted at my place, Food for Thought. Have a great day!!



Alisa June 9, 2009 at 7:55 am

That look super yummy! I never think to make chicken salad so you have inspired me…thanks!


Crystal June 9, 2009 at 7:59 am

I love chicken salad. I can't wait to try this one.


Hoosier Homemade June 9, 2009 at 8:41 am

I love chicken salad, especially with fruit in it.
Thanks for hosting!


Michelle June 9, 2009 at 8:42 am

oooo I love chicken salad. But I NEVER would have dreamed of adding bacon. GOOD call. I'm definitely going this route — although I will have to modify slightly, as don't actually like mayo or sour cream, so I just have barely enough to give it a slight coat!


TidyMom June 9, 2009 at 8:46 am

This sounds SOOO good!! no one else in my house will eat chicken Salad (I LOVE it!) – maybe I can make this for me and my mom!! Thanks!!!



turtleracing4 June 9, 2009 at 9:37 am

Thanks for posting your chicken salad recipes. I can't wait to work them in. I hope you will check out my chicken salad recipe.


Kelly the Kitchen Kop June 9, 2009 at 9:59 am

It hit me this morning that I forgot to put your link in my post last night – it's done now, thanks for hosting! 🙂

I hope everyone will jump in tomorrow for Real Food Wednesday!



Kelly the Kitchen Kop June 9, 2009 at 10:03 am

I forgot to add one more thing…

Just a suggestion: I never use "light" anything, because it just means it's full of fake ingredients, when the real thing is so much more nutritious! Real Food the way we ate it 100 years ago is so good for us, no matter what "they" tell us. I always think about what people ate on their farms for centuries before we all began getting so sick with diabetes and heart disease. 🙂



Megan June 9, 2009 at 11:59 am

If it has bacon in it, I'm sold!


Live.Love.Eat June 9, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I would LOVE this, I just know it. I'm late but better than never!!!!


Alea June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm

I love chicken salad. I look forward to trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.


Melissa Marie June 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm

It just seems so appropriate to add fruit to everything during summer. I can't wait to try out this recipe. BTW, I just found your blog… I love it! So cute!

Have a Blessed Day,



Samantha June 9, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Love chicken salad, havent tried it like this, sounds really good !
Thanks so much for sharing and for hosting !
Blessings to your dear friend, have a great day !


Kristen June 9, 2009 at 3:25 pm

I have been craving chicken salad and this just looks perfect!


Nicole Feliciano June 12, 2009 at 8:33 am

I do a recipe/food tip exchange on Fridays. Thought you might to link up with this tip or another juicy tidbit from the week:



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