Copycat Chicken Salad Chick Grape Salad

Jump to RecipeJump to Video

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

My copycat Chicken Salad Chick grape salad is a cold, creamy sweet salad that is the perfect side to bring to a cookout, holiday, potluck, and more. Grapes are covered with a cream cheese dressing and topped with a sprinkle of brown sugar and chopped pecans.

Bowl of grape salad topped with brown sugar and pecans.


Since moving to the West coast I have been missing going to one of my favorite lunch spots, Chicken Salad Chick. They are known for their delicious chicken salads and broccoli salad but one of my favorite things to order is the grape salad.

Since they don’t have any restaurants close to me, I knew I had to try to make a copycat version. This grape salad really is so simple to make and the perfect side dish for BBQ’s, holidays, potlucks, and more.

Looking for more fruit salad recipes? Be sure to try 5-cup salad, Waldorf salad, and Watergate salad.

Ingredients you’ll need

Grapes are the most important ingredient in this fruit salad. You can use red grapes, green grapes or a combination of both. I am using about 4 pounds of grapes in this recipe which equals about 10 cups of grapes.

1 pound of grapes = about 2.5 cups of grapes

Box of cream cheese, bowl of grapes, sugar, sour cream, brown sugar, and pecans.
  • Grapes – Use seedless grapes. Make sure to wash the grapes and remove the stems.
  • Cream cheese – Softened cream cheese.
  • Sour cream – Full fat sour cream.
  • Sugar – Granulated sugar is used for the cream mixture.
  • Vanilla – Vanilla extract adds an extra layer of sweetness.
  • Brown sugar – Light brown sugar is sprinkled on top.
  • Pecans – Chopped pecans or chopped walnuts add a little crunch.

How to make copycat Chicken Salad Chick grape salad

Step one: Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until creamy. Mix in the sugar, vanilla, and sour cream, mix for about 1 minutes.

Step two: Stir in the grapes. Cover the mixture and chill in the refrigerator. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Bowl of grapes covered in cream.

Step three: When ready to serve, sprinkle the brown sugar and chopped pecans on top of the grape salad.

Bowl of green and red grape salad topped with brown sugar.

Heather’s recipe tips

  • Cream cheese: Be sure you give the cream cheese enough time to soften to room temperature. This helps get a nice creamy texture.
  • Full fat: I recommend using the full fat sour cream and cream cheese for the best texture and flavor.
  • Grapes: Use red and or green grapes. If they are large, you can cut them in half before making.
  • Chill time: Make sure to allow time for the salad to chill before serving. An hour of chill time is great but even longer is better.
  • For a crowd: This recipe can be doubled for a large crowd.
  • Store leftovers: Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Grape salad variations

Want to add a little something extra? Try some of these different variations.

Grape salad with apples: Stir in some diced apples to add extra crunch.

Grape salad with Butterfinger: Try adding in some chopped Butterfinger candy or even Snickers for a sweet treat.

Grape salad with marshmallows: Stir in or top with mini marshmallows.

Can you make grape salad ahead of time?

Yes, if you want to make this the night before, mix together the cream mixture and grapes. Cover and store the night before. Add the brown sugar and pecans right before serving.

Serving suggestions

This cold, creamy grape salad pairs well with a variety of dishes like BBQ chicken, ribs, chicken salad, pork tenderloin, and more.

Recipe FAQ’s

What is the best way to soften cream cheese?

I recommend setting out the cream cheese on the counter 1-2 hours before making the salad. If you have to soften the cream cheese fast, unwrap the cream cheese and place on a microwave safe plate. Microwave for about 20 seconds to soften.

How many cups of grapes in a pound of grapes?

There are about 2.5 cups of grapes in one pound of grapes.

More easy potluck recipes

If you made this recipe be sure to tag me on Instagram and save to your Pinterest board.

Bowl of grape salad topped with brown sugar and pecans.
No ratings yet

Copycat Chicken Salad Chick Grape Salad

By Heather Seeley
Copycat Chicken Salad Chick grape salad is a sweet, creamy, fruit salad recipe that is great for holidays, baby showers, family gatherings, potlucks, and so much more. An easy grape salad topped with brown sugar and chopped pecans. This is a family favorite recipe.
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 4 pounds seedless grapes red grapes and green grapes
  • 2 8 ounce cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Rinse the grapes with water and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut them in half and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy. Mix in the sour cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat for another 1-2 minutes on medium speed.
  • Stir in the halved grapes. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • When ready to serve, sprinkle the brown sugar and chopped pecans over the grape salad.



Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 704mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 567IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Like this? Leave a comment below!


Thank you for visiting Food Lovin’ Family! With 3 kids I know it can be hard getting food on the table. Here you will find easy and delicious recipes that the whole family will enjoy.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating