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13 Quick Salads for Chicken Casserole

by The Devil Wears Salad

A good homemade chicken casserole is like being wrapped up in a warm blanket. A flavoursome hot meal that needs a good salad to round it off. These quick salads make the perfect companion.

We love how the traditional chicken casserole of chicken, celery, potatoes, onions and carrots has evolved so much over time that the combinations of ingredients you can now put in your recipe is almost endless.

I love all the different recipes such as chicken, pancetta and barley, chicken, puy lentils and mushrooms or even the chicken, broccoli and jalapenos. But no matter the combinations, the beauty of a good chicken casserole is how easy it is to make. Love being able to just add everything into the casserole dish or Dutch oven and in the oven it goes where all the hard work gets done.

As the glorious smell of your cooking wafts through the kitchen for the afternoon, it’s time to prepare a couple of quick salads to serve with it. As these salads take 20 minutes or less to make, you might like to try a few of these salad recipes.

This collection of quick salads include recipes which don’t require any cooking at all, salads with interesting ingredients such as tamarillos and also salads that include refreshing fruit to balance out the rich flavours of the chicken casserole.

If you have found too many quick salads that you like, you’ll just have to make more delicious dinners so you can try them all out. Enjoy!


Charred Truss Tomato Salad with Stracciatella

Charred Truss Tomato Salad with Stracciatella

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Classic pairings of truss tomato with Stracciatella di buffalo mingled with a deliciously fresh basil and mint pesto. Stunning to serve with chicken casserole and easy to make. Pretty good, hey?

Yellow Salad with Zucchini Flowers

Yellow Salad with Zucchini Flowers

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Zucchini flowers are such special ingredients. Beautiful to look at and delicious when devoured. Let’s spoil your friends and family with this gold and yellow themed salad!

It just might outshine your chicken casserole though! Are you prepared for that?

Egg Salad with Dill and Rocket

Egg Salad with Dill and Rocket

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A new twist on the classic Egg Salad with dill and rocket mingled together with tangy dill salad dressing that creates creamy magic on a plate.

A really quick salads to whip up for your chicken casserole dinner!

Watermelon and Granny Smith Apple Salad

Watermelon and Apple Salad with Tamari Lime Dressing

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A quick salad for chicken casserole that is super vibrant salad with sweet watermelon, and apple, fresh herbs and buttery pine nuts.

The savoury tamari lime dressing adds depth and amplifies the sweetness of the salad, making it deliciously perfect for summer entertaining.

Risoni, Asparagus and Edamame Salad

Edamame Pasta Salad with Asparagus

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It’s the simplest of tastes that sometimes commands the most attention. This Edamame Pasta Salad makes for a wonderful quick salad companion for your flavour rich chicken casserole.

Red Tamarillo Salad with Basil

Red Tamarillo Salad with Basil

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Whipped up in 15 minutes, this Red Tamarillo Salad is super easy to make. Enjoy the sweet and tangy tamarillo fruit accompanied by aromatic basil, sweet pops of cherry tomatoes and creamy chickpeas.

No cooking required; this salad really aims to please as the best salad to have with your ever so delicious chicken casserole!

Prosciutto Crudo Salad with Grilled Apricots

Grilled Apricot Salad with Prosciutto

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Sweet, salty and creamy! We absolutely love this simple to make Grilled Apricot Salad complemented by the salty and smoky flavours of prosciutto crudo. Add some dollops of creamy goat’s cheese to round off the salad as it makes for the best side dish to have with chicken casserole.

Salad of Snake Beans and Grated Coconut

Salad of Snake Beans and Grated Coconut

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This Salad of Snake Beans, grated coconut and quintessential fresh Thai herbs is a wonderful showcase of Asian ingredients. Intertwined through the latticework of the snake beans is the ever so flavoursome turmeric and coconut milk dressing.

Just imagine how this quick salad would taste with your chicken casserole main fare! Perfect combination!

Salad of Dutch Carrots, Hummus and Soft-Boiled Eggs

Dutch Carrot Salad with Hummus and Soft-Boiled Eggs

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Enjoy the creaminess of this Dutch Carrot Salad without the use of any dairy. The combination of the hummus and the oozing soft-boiled eggs provide for a velvety alternative. Add in the crunch of the pistachios and you have a delectable side salad for chicken casserole.

Roasted Tamari Seeds with Lettuce Salad

Tamari Seeds and Baby Gem Lettuce Salad

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Would you like to create a piece of salad artwork in just 20 minutes flat? Yup, this quick salad for chicken casserole is exactly what you need!

We’ll show you how to do exactly that when you combine the crispness of the baby gem lettuce, the splatter of the tar-like black tahini and the ever so umami tamari seeds.

Cauliflower Rice Salad with Cannellini Beans

Cauliflower Rice Salad with Cannellini Beans

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Rice and beans are a classic combination of ingredients but this Cauliflower Rice Salad and cannellini beans infused with fresh rosemary is no ordinary recipe.

This quick salad recipe is perfect for mopping up all those delectable juices from your chicken casserole!

Blistered Tomato and Basil Salad with Israeli Couscous

Blistered Tomato and Basil Salad with Israeli Couscous

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It’s incredible how such everyday ingredients such as tomato and basil can make for such a flavoursome salad recipe. Complement the sweet blistered tomatoes with broth infused Israeli couscous for a quick and easy side salad for chicken casserole!

Quick Pickled Mushroom Salad

Quick Pickled Mushroom Salad

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Lightly roasted Swiss brown mushrooms mixed with a tangy parsley vinaigrette to create a flavoursome Pickled Mushroom Salad. Perfect for your chicken casserole dish!


More Salad Collections

Here’s a fantastic array of other salad collections that just might take your fancy:

Easy Salad Dressing Recipes

Salad dressings are incredibly easy to make in the comfort of your own home. This way you can control the ingredients to suit your palate and you can make the exact portion you need for that one meal. Check out our collection!

Salad Ingredient Pairings

Here are some ingredient pairing ideas if you wish to create your own salad recipe:


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