Fresh & Easy Chicken Salad Recipes
Add fun and flavor to your meal with these quick and easy twists on the classic chicken salad recipes.
Party Chicken Salad
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
Recipe: Chicken-and-Strawberry 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.
Asian Chicken Salad Sandwiches
- Recipe: Asian Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Recipe: Chicken-Horseradish Salad
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.
Cha-Cha Chicken 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
Cranberry-Almond Chicken Salad
Recipe: Cranberry-Almond 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.
Lemon-Tarragon 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
Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans
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.
Step-by-Step Video: Perfectly Delicious Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans
Lemon-Dill Chicken Salad-Stuffed Eggs
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
Honey Chicken Salad
- Recipe: Honey Chicken Salad
Curried Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
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.
Waldorf Chicken Salad
- Recipe: Waldorf Chicken Salad
Chicken-and-Wild Rice 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