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.
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.
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, 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.
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.