Curried Chicken Salad with Grapes

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An unexpected and delicious spin on the traditional chicken salad! The zesty curry powder and sweet grapes balance each other beautifully and will have your guests asking for more! Curried Chicken Salad with Grapes

4 cups cooked (preferably poached) chicken, cubed
3/4 lb green or red seedless grapes, halved
1 small can sliced waterchestnuts, halved
1 1/2 cups celery, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
2 cups mayonnaise
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons soy sauce, preferably dark
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ginger powder
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped

In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients, seasoning with a little salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate. In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except pecans. Cover and refrigerate for one hour. Pour mayonnaise mixture over chicken mixture, tossing to coat well. Chill at least one hour, or overnight. Before serving, stir in pecans and adjust seasonings.