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Poppy Seed Chicken and Rice Salad

We all love our rice hot and steamy, but have you ever tried a cold rice recipe? This Poppy Seed Chicken and Rice Salad is my momma’s favorite way to use leftover rice. It’s super delicious and perfectly cold.

All you need is 5 simple ingredients, salt and pepper and you are on your way to deliciousness. Creamy poppy seed dressing and fresh grapes take cold rice to salad heaven. It’s the perfect recipe for Sunday lunch, potlucks, or just eating a meal with your momma.

This Poppy Seed Chicken and Rice Salad is all about my momma. There is nothing better than spending time with my momma in the kitchen. She is my person! Not to mention, she’s the person that got me cooking. Not only did she get me cooking but inherently started me on the path to easy cooking. 

As a working momma, she needed to stretch a meal and rice was an easy way to do that. Growing up, I learned to make extra of the essential ingredients and turn those essential ingredients into something completely different during the week. I definitely learned the value of a double duty meal from my momma.

With this recipe, the rice needs to be cold. You can cook the rice the night before. Halve your grapes and store in the fridge in air tight containers or zip top bags. Make sure your Poppy Seed Dressing is refrigerated. Shred the rotisserie chicken and store in the refrigerator. You want all your ingredients cold for this recipe.

My favorite add in is the rotisserie chicken because it’s so easy. If you don’t have access to a rotisserie chicken, then you can cook 3 chicken breasts for this recipe.

Poppy Seed Chicken and Rice Salad


  • 3 cups cooked rice, refrigerated
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup green grapes, halved
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons supreme salad seasoning
  • 1 cup poppy seed dressing
  • sliced almond (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Pour into a pretty bowl. Serve, eat, and enjoy.

Post and recipe provided by The Women Bloggers member Lacie Ring of www.EasyPeasyPleasy.com