Recipe Of The Week: Chicken Salad Celery Boats

This kid-friendly recipe is a great way to introduce new flavors and techniques in the kitchen!

Kids In The Kitchen

Having opportunities to have hands-on experiences in the kitchen is important, especially for kids. Taking part in the food preparation not only encourages kids to eat their healthy creations, but it also helps them understand how to prepare their own healthy snacks.

This healthy snack includes several food preparation techniques that can be introduced in the kitchen. Techniques in this recipe that kids can help with include:

  • Opening a can
  • Draining a can
  • Measuring
  • Mixing
  • Chopping
  • Snack assembly

Trying New Flavor Combinations

This recipe features a savory chicken base with sweet red grapes, and for many this may seem like an unusual pairing.

I still remember the day I first ate a chicken salad with grapes in it. My first impression when I saw grapes in chicken salad is that it would taste awful, but I am so glad that I was wrong! Since bravely trying that suspicious looking chicken salad, it has become one of my favorite ways to fill sandwiches.

The sweet and savory combination of the chicken base and grapes don’t turn the snack bad, they add to each other’s flavor! A great example of a savory and sweet combination is salted caramel. Caramel on its own can sometimes be too sweet, and salt just on its own is just – well it’s just salty. But when you put them together they make each other better!


I hope you enjoyed trying new food preparation techniques and new flavor combinations! For a fun video on how this looks in the celery boat, check out our Facebook or YouTube!

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