Classic pineapple chicken salad – serve it hot or cold!

Classic pineapple chicken salad

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The inspiration: Classic pineapple chicken salad – a recipe from 1955

Creamy Hellmann’s Mayonnaise “marries” the good flavors of chicken and pineapple… and you serve this salad hot or cold!

Great new recipe idea for a grand old favorite. This tasty variation of chicken salad is equally good as a hearty hot dish or a cool and tempting summer salad! So easy to make, too — for you mix it with Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise

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A new way to make chicken salad (1955)

Classic pineapple chicken salad

Pineapple chicken salad

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup diced canned pineapple
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped salted almonds
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper


  1. Heat chicken and well-drained pineapple in a double boiler 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Add Real Mayonnaise and mix lightly with a fork.
  3. Heat 5 minutes longer.
  4. Stir in celery and 1/3 cup almonds.
  5. Spoon into serving dish.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining almonds and green pepper.
  7. Garnish with watercress and spiced crab apples.
  8. For hot chicken salad: Serve at once.


For cold chicken salad, combine ingredients and chill for at least 2 hours. Add garnish before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 245mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 13g

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