Fresh & Easy Chicken Salad Recipes
This simple yet elegant salad makes for a beautiful presentation when served in individual glasses atop of beds of fresh baby lettuces. Add basil, peach slices, and plump blackberries to complement this savory salad with a hint of sweetness.
Recipe: Party Chicken Salad
Strawberries and sliced avocados might seem like unusual toppings for chicken salad, but paired with a poppy seed dressing, they create a delicious dish that is loaded with flavor. Slivered toasted almonds and crisp red onions add a crunch to each bite.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Strawberry Salad
- Recipe: Asian Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Add some heat to the chicken with prepared horseradish. Horseradish is a pungent herb that is hot to the taste buds but is not spicy like jalapeños. Add more or less of the sauce depending on your preference.
Recipe: Chicken-Horseradish Salad
Serve this salad as a spread at your next party and it’s sure to be a hit. Curry powder, pineapple, and orange-flavored dried cranberries add tropical flair.
Recipe: Cha-Cha Chicken Salad
- Recipe: Chicken Salad
Freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed in with mayonnaise adds a zesty and refreshing kick to this salad. It’s perfect for a summer luncheon on a hot day. When kept cold it travels well for a hike or picnic.
Recipe: Cranberry-Almond Chicken Salad
Lemon zest and pecans balance the potent flavors of tarragon and onion. When serving this salad for guests, garnish with lemon wedges and steamed green beans.
Recipe: Lemon-Tarragon Chicken Salad
This quick and easy recipe is perfect for a last-minute appetizer or snack. Instead of serving cold, slather it on top of Texas toast or baguette slices, sprinkle with shredded Colby-Jack cheese, and pop in the oven until they are golden brown.
- Recipe: Chicken-and-Artichoke Salad
Red and green grapes make the perfect sweet addition to this chicken salad. If you aren’t a fan of nuts, substitute celery for the pecans to ensure a crunchy bite.
Recipe: Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans
Step-by-Step Video: Perfectly Delicious Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans
This recipe pairs two classics—deviled eggs and chicken salad— to create a burst of flavor in one bite. Fresh dill, parsley, and lemon add a light and zesty kick to the protein-rich hors d’oeuvre.
Recipe: Lemon-Dill Chicken Salad-Stuffed Eggs
- Recipe: Honey Chicken Salad
These dainty finger sandwiches are ideal for a shower or ladies luncheon. Curry powder adds a rich, earthy flavor to the sweet mixture of toasted coconut and dried cranberries. For a little more bite, sprinkle in extra curry.
- Recipe: Waldorf Chicken Salad
Serve this Asian-flavored rice salad atop a bed of watercress for a summer supper your family will love.
- Recipe: Chicken-and-Wild Rice Salad