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Chicken Salad Surprise

This delicious recipe for chicken salad surprise is courtesy of Dr. Yvonne Butler.

  • servings: 8


  • 4 cups (20 ounces) cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
  • 1/2 cup Red Delicious apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Nayonnaise or low-fat natural mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Whole wheat bread, for serving (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Place chicken, apple, and grapes in a medium bowl; toss to combine. Let stand for 3 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Add onion, Nayonnaise, cayenne, and salt to chicken mixture and toss until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until chilled before serving. Serve on whole wheat bread, if desired.

The Martha Stewart Show, January Winter 2008

Reviews (7)

  • 15 Jun, 2008

    This recipe is very similar to one I make, only I add about 1/4 cup of currants in place of the grapes. A little dried or fresh thyme adds extra flavor also. Yum.

  • 21 Jan, 2008

    Isn't it nice to be able to print a simple copy of a recipe to save ink and also to have the picture of the food on the print? Thank you to Martha's staff.

  • 20 Jan, 2008

    Dr. Sanders-Butler's book is titled n n n n n n Healthy Kids, Smart Kids". Runs around $15, but you can probably get at Amazon for much less

  • 18 Jan, 2008

    This was one of my favorite recipes. Since I am disabled with Emphysma it
    is hard for me to prepare anything. This was easy and I had a little help. These
    ingredients also go great with tuna. Thank you very much as I had forgotten
    about it!

  • 16 Jan, 2008

    G-day! I am so happy that we get this fantastic, awsome program in Australia. Maybe some day we can get the books, mags, and just everything Martha Stewart. You guys are just so blessed to have this. We just get to wish and look in awaa. So come on ,send your line down under ! :) A.

  • 16 Jan, 2008

    g-day!!! does Dr. Butler have a cookbook or book :)A>

  • 14 Jan, 2008

    Yvonne, aka Sugarwoman to her relatives, made this salad once when I was visiting her in GA. I was very apprehensive about trying it at first, but once I did, I could not get enough of it.