Here at Southern Living, we love Chicken Salad Chick. The brand was born in August 2007, when Stacy Brown decided to open a business to support her three children. She had always loved chicken salad – a Southern staple, in our book – and decided to start selling locally to make ends meet. She tried more than a dozen recipe variations, and, lucky for us, found chicken-salad-sandwich gold with a traditional recipe – aptly named, "Classic Carol." Her passion turned into a door-to-door delivery service, and within two months, her business was thriving.

Then, in 2008, within two hours of opening the doors of her first brick-and-mortar in Auburn, the restaurant sold out. Whether you're visiting Stacy's place in Auburn, in Birmingham, or in one of her other 52 locations across the South-East, her chicken salad (and pimiento cheese!) comes highly recommended.

One of Chicken Salad Chick's most popular side items is her Grape Salad – it pairs perfectly with sandwiches, fits in with any ladies' luncheon or garden party, or is just an easy recipe to have on hand. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Grape Salad from Chicken Salad Chick Makes 15-20 servings

Ingredients:

  • 24 oz. cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 2.5 cups sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 3.5 pounds seedless grapes (half red and half green)
  • 1/2 cup dried pecans, crushed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

 

Instructions:

 

 

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