Fresh and Delicious Chicken Salad Recipes

Fresh, bright, creative, and colorful -- that describes every chicken salad recipe in this best-ever collection! Thanks to the addition of protein-packed lean chicken, most of these salad recipes are hearty enough to serve as a main-dish salad.


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    • Chicken Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dressing

      Grilled chicken and sauteed mushrooms and green beans share the plate with lettuce, tomatoes, and chilled hard-cooked eggs for that tasty and on-trend warm-cool effect. Add this colorful dish to your regular rotation of quick weeknight chicken recipes.

    • Succotash Salad with Buttermilk-Avocado Dressing

      Succotash -- that colorful combo of sweet corn and lima beans -- adds brightness to this healthy chicken recipe. Just imagine what a head-turner this beauty will be on the summer buffet table.

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    • Basil, Chicken, and Tomatoes

      Fresh homegrown tomatoes, basil, and olive oil are a sublime summertime trio. Now add some shredded rotisserie chicken and avocado slices, and you'll have a winner of a chicken dinner.

    • Pasta Salad Twist: Southwestern Chicken Pasta Salad

      Cream cheese and salsa are the secrets to the two-ingredient dressing in this chicken salad. How easy is that?

    • Chicken, Tomato, and Cucumber Dinner Salad

      Looking for a shortcut? Give quick-cooking chicken breast tenders a go. Combine them with feta cheese and other Mediterranean-inspired ingredients for a fresh, flavor-packed chicken dinner you can get on the table in 20 minutes.

    • Spring Greens and Roasted Chicken

      Open a bag of salad greens, then toss with great-tasting extras such as berries, cheese, nuts, and chicken. Add a splash of dressing and call it dinner! Who knew a chicken salad this creative and colorful could be so easy?

    • Chicken Salad

      This collection wouldn't be complete without at least one classic chicken salad recipe -- you know, the one with creamy mayo and crunchy celery! We've updated this luncheon favorite with bright, fresh asparagus.

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    • How to Make Chicken Salad

      Check out our favorite ways to flavor up chicken salad.

    • Grilled Chicken Salad

      Fire up the grill for this great chicken salad recipe! Simply arrange the cooked chicken atop fresh greens, then sprinkle with pine nuts, goat cheese, and grapes for a striking, composed salad.

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      Roasted Chicken, Focaccia, and Olive Salad

      This tasty salad comes together quickly, thanks to deli-roasted chicken and a tangy dressing made from pantry staples.

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      Power Kale Salad

      If your collection of chicken recipes needs some updating, check out this all-new combo: Tangerines, dried fruit, pear slices, and kale will make your chicken salad a trendsetter for sure.

      Best Chicken Breast Recipes
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      Chicken-Broccoli Cups

      You know that nutty broccoli salad you've seen and loved on potluck tables? Check out how easy it is to morph it into a fresh and healthy chicken dinner. Low-fat yogurt and light ranch dressing are the keys to making the chicken recipe super quick and reassuringly good for you.

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      How to Boil Chicken

      Watch how to boil chicken to add to any recipe that calls for cooked chicken.

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      Tangy Chicken Salad

      Add a little intrigue to tonight's chicken salad recipe with a fascinating (and super simple) mango chutney dressing. Almonds contribute richness and crunch, while the juicy grapes bring extra sweetness.

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      Chicken-Berry Salad

      This healthful salad packs protein from chicken and lots of antioxidants from blackberries. Feta adds creaminess.

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      How to Bake Chicken Breast

      Baking chicken breasts is a quick way to add all-white meat to chicken salad recipes. Here's our quick and easy method.

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      Chicken-Egg Salad

      Use a pint jar to show off the sparkle and color of this healthy chicken recipe. Simply layer the lettuce, sweet pepper, and strawberries, and top with a mixture of egg, chicken, green onion, and yogurt dip. Drizzle with a purchased dressing just before serving.

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      Papaya and Coconut Chicken Salad

      Coconut-crusted chicken tops fresh greens, papaya, and blueberries. A homemade vinaigrette adds a spicy-sweet kick.

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      How to Make a Waldorf-Style Chicken Salad

      Rotisserie chicken is your jump start to this fruit-filled chicken salad. It tastes great tucked into a croissant.

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      Chicken and Wild Rice Salad

      Crave something filling? Wild rice mix plus plenty of carrots and cabbage make this healthy chicken recipe extra hearty. Bonus touches include marinated artichoke hearts and colorful green beans.

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      Orzo-Chicken Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

      With fresh corn, tomatoes, and cilantro, this chicken salad recipe tastes like summertime in a bowl. Make it in advance and tote it to the office for a healthful and refreshing lunch.

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      Sesame and Ginger Chicken

      You're just seven ingredients and 20 minutes away from a healthy chicken recipe. To speed things up, purchased Asian-style dressing doubles as a cooking oil and a dipping sauce.


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