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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Crispy Chicken and Citrus Salad with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette
You can make the chicken legs for this hearty salad up to 4 days in advance. Reheated in a skillet until crisp and golden, they crown an otherwise simple salad for a great dinner on busy nights.
Crispy Chicken and Citrus Salad with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette
You can make the chicken legs for this hearty salad up to 4 days in advance. Reheated in a skillet until crisp and golden, they crown an otherwise simple salad for a great dinner on busy nights.
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.
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.
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Power Kale Salad
Colorful and chockful of superfoods, this Power Kale Salad acts as a starter salad and dinner in one--just add a whole-wheat roll. Baked chicken gives this meal real staying power.
Thyme-Garlic Chicken Breasts
Rating: 3.5 stars 14

For a low-calorie yet high-satisfaction chicken breast recipe, slow cook garlic chicken breasts and pile the tender, herb-infused chicken recipe on a bed of cheese-studded salad greens.