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An Olympic Lunch: Salpicao {Brazilian Chicken Salad}

It seems we’re mid-way through the Olympics. Are you watching? Are you cheering on your home country? Salpicao {Brazilian Chicken Salad

Salpicao {Brazilian Chicken Salad

I’ve been watching a bit of the games, here and there. I find it a bit frustrating to watch, and get excited, when I already know the outcome. {Thank you push notifications and social media… insert eye roll.}

As for the events that are shown live… some of them are on way to late for this aging lady. Lol.

Glenn is into the games and being we both work from home many days, the TV is on in the background. {Much to HIS delight.} To prove to him that I am a good sport… I decided to make him an Olympic Lunch!

Salpicao {Brazilian Chicken Salad

I was scanning through my Costco Connection magazine, as an aid to help me make my list, before heading over to the warehouse to shop. And lo and behold, I found the recipe for Salpicão within the pages.

Brazilian Chicken Salad? How perfect is that?! Olympics in Brazil…Salpicão on my table! I actually had everything I needed already in the house… Somethings are just meant to be. So a Brazilian style lunch was had!

Salpicao {Brazilian Chicken Salad

This salad is loaded with shredded chicken, veggies and fruits. The dressing is simple and light. It was an absolutely perfect lunch on a very, very hot day. Serve it on a delicious bakery roll, wrapped in lettuce or scooped on a plate. You can’t eat it wrong.

I’ve been invited to serve as a co-host for this week’s Fiesta Friday party, so I’ll be taking my Salpicão along to share with all of the party revelers. New to Fiesta Friday? If you’re a blogger, you can link up your own post by visiting Fiesta Friday… if you’re not a blogger, you can still visit, click on all of the links and perhaps, find a new blog or two to follow!

Angie of Fiesta Friday, will be there to make sure everything runs smoothly. As I mentioned, I’ll be co-hosting the party along with the lovely Sandyha of Infused … off to the party I go… please join us!

Salpicao {Brazilian Chicken Salad


  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Notes: If short on time, a rotisserie chicken works great in this recipe.

I made use of rainbow carrots (my absolute favorite) to bring even more color to the salad.

4 cups chicken, cooked & shredded
2 cups celery
1 cup carrots, grated
1 cup apple, small dice
1 cup red grapes, sliced in rounds
1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas (if frozen, thawed and drained)

1¼ cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, celery, carrot, apple, grapes and peas. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and lime juice. Add salt and pepper, as desired.

Gently, fold the mayo mixture into the chicken mixture. Mix just until combined. Refrigerate. Serve chilled.

Recipe adapted from Costco Connection August 2016, recipe by Junea Rocha.


  1. That really looks like a great chicken salad, Nancy! Kind of like tacos, you can never have too many chicken salad recipes either. I love that it has fruit in it, and the dressing has lime. It must have been delicious and so fun to eat a Brazilian lunch during the Olympics. I like the idea of putting it in the cabbage leaves, too! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Thank you, Shari. You’re right…a few good chicken salad recipes are great to have. I really liked the lime juice in the dressing as it lightened up the mayo base. I’m trying to cut back on bread a bit 😳 and the cabbage leaves made me feel like I was eating a “pretty” meal…I have to trick my senses sometimes!

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