For lunch at the football camp we were served Chicken Salad Chick. It is a hometown company and people love their chicken salad. The only disappointment with the meal was that there was no Grape Salad. Everyone was talking about how good it was and that they were sad they didn't serve it at lunch. I've never eaten Chicken Salad Chick's Grape Salad, so I went in search of a recipe. I found a post on the Internet that said it was the official recipe straight from Chicken Salad Chick. It headed to the store to get the ingredients.
I followed the recipe exactly except I added a good bit more grapes. The original recipe had way too much cream cheese mixture and not enough grapes. I went back to the store for more grapes and that made it perfect. Let me tell you, this stuff is like crack. It is SO good! Cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, sour cream and grapes topped with brown sugar and pecans. This is my kind of salad! This makes a lot, so it is perfect for a crowd (brunch, baby shower, office potluck, cookout, tailgating, holiday breakfast). Make it today - you won't regret it!
adapted from The Daily South
serves 15 to 20
- 3 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, room temperature
- 2-1/2 cups sour cream
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 1 Tbsp of vanilla
- 5 pounds seedless grapes (half red and half green)
- 1/2 cup dried pecans, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
Wash grapes and remove stems. Dry completely.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with a handheld mixer until completely smooth. Add sour cream, sugar, and vanilla. Mix for 2 minutes on medium speed.
Add grapes to cream cheese mixture and gently mix by hand until all grapes are covered. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
Just before serving, sprinkle pecans and brown sugar on top of grape salad.