Give the boot to bland and boring chicken salad. Spice things up with these scrumptious picks.
Inspired by the popular curried chicken salad, this recipe calls for an Indian tandoori-style yogurt marinade for the chicken.
Then it's grilled, chopped, and stirred together with tangy dressing, which includes store-bought mango chutney. If you prefer
more spicy heat, add a bit more ground red pepper.
View Recipe: Grilled Chicken Salad
Poaching the chicken keeps it moist and succulent, so you'll need less dressing to bind the salad.
View Recipe: Creamy Chicken Salad
This salad is light and refreshing, the perfect choice for a warm spring or summer day. To make a splash when serving, garnish
the dish with lime wedges to give diners a hint of the flavor they will encounter when they dive in.
View Recipe: Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing
Greek yogurt has a thick, rich consistency similar to sour cream. Add honeydew melon and cantaloupe slices on the side to
make this a well-rounded meal.
View Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Salad Pitas
Almonds add crunch to the filling, though you can substitute toasted walnuts or pecans, if you prefer. Serve with a side of
baked potato chips to round out the meal.
View Recipe: Pineapple Chicken Salad Pitas
A great balancing act of flavors and textures is evident in this main-dish salad. Sweet honey, salty soy sauce, tart vinegar,
bitter daikon radish, and savory chicken create an interesting interplay of flavors, while crunchy walnuts and peanut butter
juxtapose juicy melons. You can use leftover or rotisserie chicken to make this dish on a busy weeknight.
View Recipe: Melon Chicken Salad
You can substitute 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey breast for vacuum-packed chicken. This recipe makes for a great packable
picnic option that everyone will love.
View Recipe: Chicken Salad with Olive Vinaigrette
The mint adds a refreshing note to the dressing, which will also work well in a fresh fruit salad. Use any curly lettuce leaves
in place of red leaf.
View Recipe: Chicken Salad with Nectarines in Mint Vinaigrette
Enjoy this fruit-studded chicken salad with whole-grain crackers, or spread it on whole-wheat bread for a sandwich. The balance
of sweet apples and raisins with fragrant curry elevates chicken salad to a new level.
View Recipe: Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins
We love the role rosemary plays in this recipe. Complete with green onions, smoked almonds, and a yogurt dressing, chicken
salad has never tasted so good.
View Recipe: Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Looking for inspiration for your next bridal or baby shower? Serve this delightfully delicious chicken salad on cream puffs
for a beautiful (and oh-so-yummy) presentation.
View Recipe: Chicken Salad