Chicken Salads

Sink your fork into a crisp, refreshing chicken salad with our satisfying chicken salad recipes. The combination of a veggie-filled dish and the lean protein in chicken results in a healthy meal that will keep you fueled for hours. There are no boring "diet" salad recipes here; only flavorful meals everyone will love. Start by tossing together the usual leafy greens with more unexpected ingredients, such as focaccia, grilled fruits, bold cheeses, crunchy nuts, trendy whole grains, or whatever strikes your fancy! Then drizzle the salad with homemade vinaigrette or creamy yogurt dressing made from simple, fresh ingredients. You'll be amazed how easy it is to make your own salad dressing. The chicken salad recipes in this collection call for chicken in a variety of forms, from purchased rotisserie chicken and grilled chicken to poached and skillet-cooked options. If you want help mastering any of these cooking methods, use our downloadable guide to learn the best way to cook different cuts of chicken for the most delicious results.

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Grilled Chicken and Cherry Salad

This fresh salad is the epitome of summer: tons of crunchy vegetables, bursts of fresh cherries, and all the elements of a great creamy chicken salad.

Chicken and Strawberry Panzanella

Start with a rotisserie chicken and this hearty bread salad recipe can be on your dinner table in just 25 minutes. And don't be shy about using crusty bread: day-old is best for soaking up the dressing.

Cobb Salad Grilled Chicken

Freshen up your grilled chicken dinner recipe repertoire by taking inspiration from your favorite salad!

Tarragon Chicken Salad with Cranberries

Make this a cranberry almond chicken salad or a cranberry walnut chicken salad, depending on what you have in your pantry. Or, for a twist, transform this chicken salad recipe into a cranberry pecan chicken salad with (you guessed it!) pecans.

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.

Roast Chicken and Spelt Salad Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

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Curried Chicken Salad

Take plain chicken salad to the next level tonight with this 20 minute dinner recipe. Mixing in curry powder gives this chicken salad a burst of heat, making it a great fall dinner recipe.

Spicy Carrot Chicken Salad

This looks like your traditional chicken salad sandwich, but it's hiding a couple standout ingredients: harissa paste (for a bit of spice) and roasted carrots (for some sweetness)!

Chicken Salad

Scoop up this quick Chicken Salad with crackers or crudites for an appetizer, or serve in a sandwich or wrap for lunch or dinner.