Tempt My Tummy Tuesday….Chicken Salad for a Tea Party

by Lisa on May 14, 2012

TMTT buttonTomorrow is our MOPS Annual Tea.  As hostess of our MOPS program, I am making sure everything will be perfect for our mothers.   I am excited about this menu and cannot wait for tomorrow morning to arrive. Thankfully the other members of our steering team are helping prepare the food.   So, with all the help it is sure to be great.

We are serving cucumber sandwiches, individual fruit pizzas, chicken salad served on crescents, blueberry scones, yogurt served with fresh fruit, and finally oreo truffles.  I will have water, coffee, lemonade, and raspberry tea available.   What do you think?  Don’t you wish you were a mother of preschoolers (MOPS) mom?

Today I want to share my favorite recipe for chicken salad, which I am requested to bring each year for the Tea.  I have shared this in the past, but it has been a few years.  So, I thought I would share it again.  I just stepped out of the kitchen after making the chicken salad and had a hard time not eating it!


ingredients chicken salad with bacon and almonds

The Ingredients to add with Chicken

combining chicken salad ingredients

Combine chicken with celery, almonds, bacon, and grapes.

dressing for chicken salad

Mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, and salt will be added to the dry ingredients.

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
  • 1 cup seedless purple or green grapes, sliced in halves
  • 1 cup mayo ( I use Kraft olive oil mayo)
  • 1 cup sour cream ( I use light sour cream)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp 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.

best chicken salad recipe
I hope you enjoy this chicken salad recipe. It truly is awesome and I know you will enjoy it.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers May 14, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I love chicken salad and your recipe looks great. I love the addition of bacon and grapes. I am sharing a Gf Double Chocolate Pizookie (pizza-cookie) which should be served warm with ice-cream on top.


Lisa May 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Alea, of course it should be served warm with ice cream! LOL! Thanks for linking up. The Pizookie looks great!


Liz@PocketChangeGourmet May 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Thanks for hosting, Lisa! Your chicken salad looks yummy!
~Liz & Doug


Miz Helen May 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Hi Lisa,
Your Mothers Tea Menu looks delicious, your MOPS Ladies will feel very special. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!
Miz Helen


Julie marling May 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm

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Sheryl May 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Thanks for hosting! Today I am sharing my Bread Pudding Muffins and my I’m Stuck In You Cupcakes which have a cake ball in them! Have a GREAT week!
—Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain—


Danielle @ Something Like Susie Homemaker May 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Thank you so much for hosting! That chicken salad looks AMAZING!


Aimee @ ShugarySweets May 15, 2012 at 5:11 am

Thanks for hosting Lisa, that chicken salad looks yummers.


shari@myjudythefoodie May 15, 2012 at 6:00 am

i linked up a yummy recipe for Blueberry Banana Flaxseed smoothie! enjoy


Diane Balch May 15, 2012 at 6:37 am

Your chicken salad is to die for: I love the nuts and bacon idea. Thanks for the party, I enjoy it every week.


Mary Hudak-Colllins May 15, 2012 at 7:11 am

Lisa, we have to make our chicken salad just a little different due to the diet restrictions, but yours sound absolutely tasty! I’m sharing a Broccoli, Rice, and Cheese Casserole this week…gluten and diary free of course. Thanks so much for hosting!


Kristy Branum May 15, 2012 at 8:19 am

I can’t wait to try your chicken salad recipe. It sounds delicious! I’m sharing my family’s recipe for Scrumptions Potato Salad, also just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Thanks so much for hosting Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays!


Lauren | Hippie Dog Company May 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

Hi, this is my first time here and I love it! Thanks for hosting! 🙂


Lisa May 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Lauren, so glad you are joining us. Hope you find lots of tempting recipes. 🙂


April @ The 21st Century Housewife May 15, 2012 at 10:15 am

You menu sounds wonderful! I hope you all have a lovely time at the MOPs tea. I like the sound of this delicious chicken salad as well. The addition of the bacon and almonds is a fantastic idea! Thank you for hosting, and have a lovely week.


caroline May 15, 2012 at 10:55 am
Kate May 17, 2012 at 10:28 am
Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates May 20, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Looks so yummy! Especially with the grapes in it. Thanks again for hosting!


Karla Curington May 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm

This recipe looks awesome!! I can’t wait to try it!! I was looking for a good chicken salad recipe last year for my twin girlies’ first birthday and SOOOO wish I had found this one!!
I’m so glad I found your blog!!


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