Our Best Chicken Salad Recipes
Greek-Style Chicken Salad
This Greek-style main dish salad features parsley salad topped with homemade chicken salad and pita chips.
The Quintessential Chicken Salad
This 20-minute chicken salad is creamy, flavorful, and packed full of healthy veggies and protein-rich chicken. Use store-bought Rotisserie chicken to save even more time on busy weekdays.
Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups
Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Fresh tarragon infuses this picnic-perfect chicken salad with lovely anise notes. However, feel free to separate part of the salad into a bowl before adding the tarragon for a couple of kid-friendlier servings.
Avocado Chicken Salad
Salsa, avocado, and cilantro give this chicken salad its addictive, south-of-the-border flavors. Serve over greens of your choice for a light and fresh dinner.
Creamy Tarragon Chicken Salad
A combo of yogurt and mayo gives a traditional chicken salad more zip. We like the richness of white and dark meat, but you can use all one type. Serve with Steamed Sugar Snap Peas.
Curried Chicken Salad
Spice up a plain chicken salad with curry powder and add grapes for sweetness and chopped walnuts for crunch. Serve the salad in radicchio cups for an elegant presentation.
Waldorf Chicken Salad
Add chicken and grapes to the classic chopped apple salad to make it a hearty main dish.
Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans
Use both mayonnaise and sour cream to add creaminess to this classic chicken salad. Grapes, pecans and chopped celery all contribute texture, flavor and color to the salad.
Chicken and Couscous Salad
A great way to use leftover chicken, this 20-minute dinner salad uses quick-to-cook couscous and lots of brightly flavored herbs. Serve it with crackers or over a bed of greens.
Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins
Using grilled herbed chicken adds extra flavor to chicken salad. This chunky main dish salad features chopped apple, celery and raisins, plus a little kick from the curry.
Chicken Salad With Grapes and Pecans
When you need a traditional Southern chicken salad recipe, this is the one to use. It's full of halved grapes and chopped pecans, and the dressing is a creamy blend of mayonnaise and sour cream. Enjoy it on its own, or serve with crackers.
Chicken Salad with Olive Vinaigrette
Instead of a creamy mayonnaise base, this chicken salad has a citrusy olive oil vinaigrette that you combine with chunks of chicken, kalamata olives, capers, and tender Israeli couscous. It's a great option for picnics or lunch at the office.
Chicken Salad in Radicchio Cups
Combine shredded rotisserie chicken with shredded carrot and sliced scallions, then mix with a light Dijon mustard vinaigrette for a tangy, colorful salad. Serving it in radicchio leaves makes a beautiful presentation.
In addition to chopped celery and toasted pecans, this salad also has sweetened dried cranberries sprinkled into the chicken mixture. The mayonnaise-and-honey dressing is reminiscent of poppy seed dressing.
Add both crunch and color to a chicken salad with chopped red and yellow bell pepper, diced celery, and red onion. Because it's made with shredded chicken, you can easily spoon it onto crackers or sliced of bread.
Cha-Cha Chicken Salad
Impress your guests with this creamy chicken salad that's pressed into a mold and inverted onto a cake stand. Press chopped almonds into the side and surround the chicken salad with fresh herbs and fruit for an over-the-top presentation.
Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Fresh rosemary and smoked almonds set this chicken salad apart from all the others, and rotisserie chicken breasts make it quick and easy.
Fruity, Curried Chicken Salad
Barley Salad with Chicken, Goat Cheese, and Walnuts
Pearled barley is convenient and relatively quick-cooking; if you want to make this a whole-grain salad, you'll need to choose hulled barley, which takes about an hour to cook.
Creamy Chicken Salad with Pita Chips
Prepare these homemade pita chips and creamy chicken salad for an easy after-school snack.
Chicken Salad with Bok Choy, Almonds, and Apricots
Use Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff chicken to make this fresh main dish salad.
Honey-Lemon Chicken Salad
This chicken salad features honey, lemon juice, apple, almonds, red onion, and more.
Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups
Kick your old chicken salad up a couple notches by adding horseradish to the mix.
Chicken and Edamame Couscous Salad
Dried cranberries complement the sweet and tangy dressing on this salad, while roasted peanuts contribute a nice crunch.
Creamy Blueberry Chicken Salad
Red onion and celery add crunch to this quick chicken salad. Blueberries have thick skins, so they won't break apart when tossed with the chicken.
Chicken Salad Melts
For a touch more sweetness, substitute halved grapes for the apple. You can also chop the apple and add it to the salad mixture.
Chicken Salad with Mango and Apple
Combine shredded rotisserie chicken with Greek-style yogurt, honey, curry powder, apple, mango, and more to make this tasty chicken salad.
Curried Chicken and Grape Salad
Curried Chicken and Grape Salad makes a hearty one-dish meal, but it's equally as good when spooned into slices of bread for sandwiches.
Lemon-Basil Chicken Salad
Baby spinach and sun-dried tomatoes add flavor and color to Lemon-Basil Chicken Salad. Serve this tasty chicken salad on whole grain flatbread.
Chicken Salad Tarts
This appetizer recipe for Chicken Salad Tarts is perfect for any occasion and (almost!) too pretty to eat.
Mixed Fruit Chicken Salad
Strawberry Chicken Salad
Strawberry Chicken Salad is the quintessential spring salad, celebrating the sweet taste of the season with fresh strawberries and fresh-from-the-garden basil.
Tzatziki Chicken Salad
We made a classic Greek sauce of creamy yogurt and cucumber for the base of this tangy salad. Serve with Mixed Greens Salad.
Chicken-Arugula Salad Open-Faced Sandwiches
This chunky chicken salad features and olive oil vinaigrette instead of mayonnaise and is spooned over one slice of toasted gluten-free bread along with fresh arugula and tomato slices.
Cashew Chicken Salad
If you have extra cooked chicken on hand, then make this salad, which tosses together in 6 minutes. Mix cashews into the salad, crush and sprinkle them on top, or simply omit them if you'd like. Serve it in a sandwich or simply with whole-grain crackers.
Poppy Seed Chicken Salad
Go tropical and substitute chopped pineapple for the grapes and macadamia nuts for the pecans. Stir in about 1/2 cup coconut for more island flavor.
Chipotle Chicken Salad
Add some kick to your chicken salad with roasted red peppers, chipotle chili peppers and cilantro.
Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Avocado gives this chicken salad a rich, creamy texture as well as a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat, which protects against heart disease.
Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Creamy Dill Dressing
This tasty salad is perfect for evenings when you're looking for a quick, no-fuss meal. We hand-pulled large pieces of chicken from a cooked chicken breast to achieve a chunky texture. Serve with crackers to complete the meal.
Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches
If you don't want to make all eight sandwiches at once, simply keep the chicken salad in the refrigerator and assemble the sandwiches as desired.
Cranberry-Almond Chicken Salad
Party Chicken Salad
The juice from the peaches adds a sweet note to this luncheon favorite. Serve on a bed of baby lettuces tossed with blackberries.
Mediterranean Chicken Salad Pitas
Lemon Cashew Chicken Salad
An unusual, fresh-tasting version that's lower in fat than the standard but not at all dry, thanks to the thick, creamy yogurt that replaces half the mayo.
Lemon-Tarragon Chicken Salad
When fresh tarragon isn't available, substitute 1 1/2 tsp. dried crushed tarragon.