Main-Dish Chicken Salads

Make your green salads main dish by loading up the lettuce with chicken, fresh veggies, and flavorful cheeses.

  • Lemon-Thyme Grilled Chicken Salad
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Lemon-Thyme Grilled Chicken Salad

    Top mixed greens with slices of grilled chicken, crumbled feta cheese, and a zesty feta dressing to create a fresh and filling main dish salad.
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

    The homemade dressing for this grilled chicken salad mimics the flavor of a creamy Caesar dressing but is a lighter vinaigrette form.
  • Grilled Chicken Greek Salad
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey

    Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

    Go Greek for dinner with this hearty salad of chicken, chickpeas, tomatoes, parsley, onion and goat’s milk feta.
  • Chicken-Mango Chopped Salad
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Chicken-Mango Chopped Salad

    Add tropical flair to a main dish chicken salad with chopped fresh mango and a creamy dressing spiced up with ginger and curry powder.
  • Quick Cobb Salad with Yogurt Dressing
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Susan Vajaranant

    Quick Cobb Salad with Yogurt Dressing

    A rotisserie chicken from the deli aids in the preparation of this easy main dish salad featuring the traditional Cobb salad toppings: blue cheese, bacon, tomato, and avocado.
  • Grilled Chicken and Nectarine Salad
    Lara Hata

    Grilled Chicken and Nectarine Salad

    Salads aren't just for busy weeknights; serve them when company's coming to showcase the bright flavors of fresh produce. This 25-minute salad combines sweet nectarines with savory goat cheese for a dynamic flavor combination that perfectly complements the grilled chicken slices and toasted pecans.
  • Chicken Taco Salad
    Randy Mayor

    Chicken Taco Salad

    Bring the flavor of a Mexican fiesta to salad night with this flavor-packed one-dish meal. Reserve a portion of the marinade, made from bottled salsa and dried spices, to use as the dressing. The chicken needs to marinate for an hour, so prep this meal before leaving in the morning or as soon as you get home. Once it's marinated, the meal comes together in about 15 minutes.
  • Fried-Chicken Salad
    Photo: Sang An

    Fried-Chicken Salad

    Pick up fried chicken at the grocery store or save a few pieces from your last homemade batch to whip up this summer-fresh salad in a hurry. A rainbow of vegetables, including corn, red pepper, celery, and lima beans, gives this one-dish meal flavor and a hearty dose of color. Top with a tangy Dijon vinaigrette and serve with a glass of iced tea.
  • Asian Chicken Salad
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Asian Chicken Salad

    Take the work out of making dinner by dishing up a no-cook salad. Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the deli and add the chopped meat to the hearty greens. Top with a zesty dressing flavored with honey and ground fresh ginger.
  • Walnut-Chicken Salad

    Walnut-Chicken Salad

    Dredge chicken in ground walnuts and pan-fry for about six minutes to get a flavorful dinner of warm fried chicken on a bed of mixed greens. Top with a drizzle of homemade Buttermilk-Honey dressing and a few cherry tomatoes, then serve on a large platter.
  • Chicken Cobb Salad
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Chicken Cobb Salad

    Whip up this restaurant-favorite salad at home. Bacon, blue cheese, avocado, and chicken are all key ingredients for a classic Cobb. For extra flavor, add green onions and tomatoes, then toss with store-bought Italian dressing for a filling dinner in no time.
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar

    Grilled Chicken Caesar

    Skip the bottled variety and make a delicious from-scratch Caesar dressing to top a dinner of pan-sautéed chicken on crisp romaine lettuce. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the salad and serve with toasted French bread for an Italian-inspired dinner in about 20 minutes.
  • Blackened Chicken Salad with Tomato Chutney
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Blackened Chicken Salad with Tomato Chutney

    Instead of heading out to dinner, make a restaurant-ready main dish salad at home. Store-bought tomato chutney and olive oil vinaigrette combine to make a tangy dressing that perfectly complements the blackened steak seasoning on the chicken. Save leftover chicken for easy grab-and-go sandwiches later in the week.
  • Chicken BLT Salad
    Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Chicken BLT Salad

    Crisp chicken in Chicken BLT Salad boosts a favorite side salad to a healthy main-course attraction.
  • Roast Chicken Salad with Peaches, Goat Cheese, and Pecans
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Chicken Salad with Peaches, Goat Cheese, and Pecans

    Fresh peaches and goat cheese headline this simple no-cook salad recipe. The 8-ingredient vinaigrette, made with pantry staples, takes minutes to make and is a delicious complement to the other ingredients in the salad.
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