Looking for the best chicken salad? Be it a simple chicken salad with mayonnaise, a chicken salad with grapes or chicken salad for sandwiches, we just can’t live without them. This best chicken salad collection is an incredible reminder that we’re only limited by our imagination. Enjoy!
Fun Chicken Salad Recipes
The best chicken salad doesn’t always have to be your staple chicken and mayo recipe. There are many fun and interesting ways to create a chicken salad recipe that would appeal to all your family and friends.
Let’s kick off the best chicken salad recipe collection with this beauty!
This black bean spaghetti is an excellent ingredient for a healthy Gluten Free Pasta Salad.
Add some lean, baked chicken and you’ll have a hearty salad to have as a side or a meal on its own.
This baked popcorn chicken salad bowl contains tender chicken bites that are breaded and seasoned. After baking the chicken to crisp perfection, pile it high atop a bowl of baby greens and mustardy microgreens.
Fresh radish slices, sunflower seeds, tangy feta, and a zingy honey mustard dressing are the finishing touches on this healthier popcorn chicken salad recipe. So easy and delicious!
This Lemon Basil Chicken Salad recipe is perfect for lunch! It’s made with rotisserie chicken and tossed in a homemade zesty herb dressing.
We’re always on the lookout for easy recipes with fresh flavours and simple ingredients that can be served for lunch or a light dinner. This Chicken Salad checks every one of those boxes.
This radicchio endive chicken salad with creamy honey mustard dressing is the perfect idea now the weather is getting warmer.
Salads always tend to make an appearance when spring is on the way out and summer is on the way in. Nothing says summer like a salad made with radicchio and endive if you ask me!
This unique summer BBQ chicken salad with chicken is fresh and filling. It is a great choice if you are looking for a simple radicchio salad to make for dinner.
Hot Chicken Salad is a delicious way to use up leftover chicken to enjoy on a cold day.
Served hot, this easy salad is made with tender chicken, celery, green pepper and slivered almonds enveloped in a creamy flavourful dressing.
How good does a blackened chicken Caesar salad sound right now? Imagine this easy summer salad recipe on your table this evening.
This is a great air fryer blackened chicken recipe with air fryer homemade croutons and the best homemade Caesar dressing. Knowing how to make blackened chicken means you can not only make this but also tasty chicken tacos and much more.
This Curried Chicken Salad is so creamy, crunchy, and packed with great flavour. Plus, it’s made with healthy ingredients.
It’s one of our favourite lunch salads because it comes together really quickly. It’s one of those things that, the longer it sits in the fridge, the better it gets. Definitely a great make-ahead recipe!
You can use rotisserie chicken breasts to make this curried chicken salad, so it’s basically a quick, no-cook dish. It’s got shredded chicken, cashews, raisins, herbs, and a creamy honey curry dressing. It is seriously so good!
Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe
Chicken and avocado are a match made in heaven. Be in smashed avocado, avocado in a creamy dressing or slivers of avocado, they make heavenly additions to the chicken salad recipes.
Drizzle a healthy homemade green tahini dressing over this easy rotisserie chicken salad made with avocado, tomatoes and carrots.
Rotisserie chickens are affordable and easy to to shops for. This chicken salad is perfect for lunch on the run or a hearty side salad.
Enjoy this hearty low carb chicken salad with avocado herb dressing that is easy to prepare with a little bit of fun.
Add some plump raspberries, peppery radishes and buttery macadamia nuts for a delicious recipe!
Mexican chicken avocado salad: filling, satisfying, and, with full of flavours this easy wholesome dish will make you fall in love with salads.
This Mediterranean Chicken Salad is a delicious, easily prepared meal that is full of vibrant, fresh flavours and health benefiting nutrients.
It is a high protein, low-carb meal which is perfect for lunch or a light dinner.
Transform your leftovers with this delicious and super easy Roast Chicken Potato Salad with crunchy vegetables and a herbaceous healthy green goddess dressing.
Topped with delicious slices of grilled lemon garlic chicken, this Grilled Greek Chicken Salad Recipe comes packed with all your favorite crunchy vegetables, tangy feta, creamy avocado, and an easy 5-minute vinaigrette.
Enjoy this easy, healthy, main-course salad with a side of tzatziki and fluffy flatbread for a complete meal.
This Chipotle Chicken Salad is bursting with flavour! It’s topped with chicken, veggies, beans, corn, hot honey, and chipotle ranch dressing.
Make this chipotle chicken salad for a weekday lunch, an easy dinner, or bring it to a backyard barbecue or potluck. You can even put the toppings in separate bowls and serve the salad buffet style so that each person can make their salad the way they want it.
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Chicken salads and sandwiches are synonymous. Anything from quick “run out the door” concoctions to beautifully stacked sandwiches that are Instagram worthy. Fill out seeded rolls, croissants or sliced bread, these chicken salad sandwich recipes will get you excited!
This recipe for Healthy Curry Chicken Salad With Grapes swaps the mayo for plain Greek yogurt. Put a healthy spin on those Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches!
This Lemon and Tarragon Chicken Salad is a wonderful summery chicken salad that can be made with rotisserie or canned chicken.
Full of fresh herbs and bursting with lemon flavour, serve on buttery croissants for the perfect chicken salad sandwich.
This Chicken Salad Recipe is easy to make with only a handful of simple ingredients. Serve as chicken salad sandwiches or on top of a bed of greens for a delicious, flavourful and light summertime meal!
Chicken salad is the perfect summertime dish to make and enjoy at a picnic in the park or as a no-cook dinner at home.
A delicious, easy mango curried chicken salad you can make in 10 mins with just 7 ingredients. Made with rotisserie chicken and cashews. Amazing flavor!
Made with cashews, fresh or dried mango, celery, honey mustard and mayo (or Greek yogurt) + curry powder. So delicious!
This buffalo chicken salad recipe is perfect for making the most delicious sandwiches with your favourite hot wing flavours!
Have a bold and flavourful lunch on your table in just 15 minutes.
Make the most of your leftover chicken with this easy and healthy cranberry walnut chicken salad! It’s perfectly sweet and crunchy and made with Greek yogurt for a creamy high protein quick lunch or dinner option.
Can be made in less than 15 minutes and great for meal prep!
These California chicken salad sandwiches are packed with a creamy, tangy dressing, and the perfect sweet punch of grapes and almonds.
Whether you sandwich it between soft, brioche bread, flaky croissants, or use it to top off a quick salad, this chicken salad is anything but boring. Call it the perfect spin on a retro classic!
Rotisserie chicken makes it easy to put together a delicious chicken salad.
Place it on a croissant roll for a chicken salad sandwich. It is a perfect light meal that’s so easy to make.
Asian Chicken Salads
Some of the best chicken salad recipes are Asian inspired. They are popular because they tend not to be creamy in consistency and it always features punchy, umami type flavours.
Some are spicy while some feature delicious peanut dressing. No doubt you’ll find your new favourite from this list!
Asian-inspired Spicy Chicken Salad with a tasty mix of fresh crunchy vegetables all tossed together with a hot chilli garlic salad dressing; flavours to wake the taste buds for sure.
Grilled chicken breasts are smothered with a spicy peanut sauce on top of a vegetable and rice noodle salad.
This delicious summer offering will nourish and satisfy your Asian food cravings!
This lean and healthy Chinese Cauliflower Salad celebrates quintessential Asian flavours with a new kid on the block.
The sweet and tender stalks of this new vegetable mixed through with a clean protein is simply delicious!
Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Cabbage is perfect to use up leftover chicken, and the dressing has no oil!
This tasty salad is loaded with the vibrant flavours that make Asian food so fun!
This Korean inspired Gochujang Chicken Salad is an explosion of mouth-watering flavours and prickly heat. The chicken is perfectly grilled with charred edges while the gochujang is punchy and salty.
Mixed through with the soft and chewy texture of the sweet potato noodles, it’s almost too good to share!
It’s a healthy recipe perfect for meal planning, with satisfying crunch, energy-building protein, and topped with a tangy Thai Peanut Dressing.
This is a big, beautiful, colourful, crunchy salad. A salad with lots of different veggies, nuts, herbs, spices, and a protein option. You’ll love it!
This classic Chinese chicken salad made with a sesame oil, soy sauce dressing, and topped with crunchy ramen noodles is a family favorite! This salad is light, yet filling, and hits the spot with your favorite Asian flavors.
It’s perfect for sharing, and can be made ahead for picnics, potlucks, and BBQs!
Chicken Salad with Fruit
You’d think that chicken and fresh fruit would make a strange combination. But not in some of the best chicken salads!
Grapes have long made a companion to chicken salads and continue to be popular. This collection now also includes fruit such as mango, pomegranate and grilled peaches.
This Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad recipe is a healthy, make-ahead meal that can be served throughout the week.
Whether you want a salad, sandwich, lettuce wrap or something a little bit in between, this healthy chicken salad recipe with Greek yogurt is made with seasonal fresh ingredients and leftover chicken for a quick and easy meal.
Chicken and mango salad is a gloriously vibrant sweet and savoury recipe featuring a chilli and lime dressing and crispy croutons.
This hearty salad is best served warm and can go from your fridge to your table in right around 30 minutes!
Nutty wild rice, tender chicken, grapes and almonds combined in a light lemony dressing, this wild rice chicken salad is easy to make and perfect for lunch or a light dinner.
Tropical Chicken Salad is light and healthy and full of your favorite tropical flavors.
Shredded chicken is combined with pineapple, grapes, mandarins, raisins, carrots, nuts and fresh parsley and a Greek yogurt dressing. This salad works great on its own or on lettuce wraps or sandwiches.
Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad brings out the best in those sweet summer peaches! Fresh and light, it’s the perfect dinner to eat on the patio.
Quick and simple with chicken and peaches that get even sweeter when grilled! Tie it all together with creamy burrata cheese, fresh basil and honey balsamic vinaigrette dressing!
This Waldorf Chicken Salad recipe takes the classic fruit and nut salad and elevates it with cooked chicken breast and leafy greens.
Bake the chicken ahead of time and you are one step closer to the sweet-yet-savory creamy salad recipe of your dreams.
Bring it to your next picnic or potluck party or make it for meal prep to enjoy throughout the week.
This Whole30 Chicken Salad with Blueberries and Pecans is a fresh, easy take on a classic!
Tender chicken is coated in creamy mayo and combined with crunchy celery, juicy blueberries and toasted pecans.
This chicken salad recipe is so good, anyone can enjoy it no matter if they’re doing a Whole30 or not.
Plus it’s also naturally Paleo, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free!
They say that you can’t have it all and that’s generally true, but this chicken freekeh salad certainly ticks a lot of boxes.
It’s balanced, healthy, filling and refreshing and makes a great, lunch, light dinner or side dish. With crunchy cucumber, juicy pomegranate jewels, creamy feta and fresh mint this salad is super refreshing and will certainly hit the spot on a hot day (or any other day for that matter).
The combination of chicken, pistachios and feta ensures the salad packs in plenty of protein and will keep you full for a while.
This easy California Chicken Salad is incredibly creamy and delicious with cubed chicken, sweet grapes, and crunchy toasted pecans. The lightened-up Greek yogurt dressing is bright yet bold.
It’s the best salad for summer picnics or BBQs, or if you simply want a healthy meal for the week!
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