Chicken Salad Recipes

Give the boot to bland and boring chicken salad. Spice things up with these scrumptious picks.

Healthy Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

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Grilled Chicken Salad

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.

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Healthy Creamy Chicken Salad

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Creamy Chicken Salad

Poaching the chicken keeps it moist and succulent, so you'll need less dressing to bind the salad.

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Healthy Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing Recipe

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Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

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.

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Healthy Mediterranean Chicken Salad Pitas Recipe

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad Pitas

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.

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Healthy Pineapple Chicken Salad Pitas Recipe

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Pineapple 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.

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Healthy Melon Chicken Salad Recipe

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Melon Chicken Salad

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.

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Healthy Chicken Salad with Olive Vinaigrette Recipe

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Chicken Salad with Olive Vinaigrette

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.

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Healthy Chicken Salad with Nectarines in Mint Vinaigrette Recipe

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Chicken Salad with Nectarines in Mint 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.

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Healthy Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins Recipe

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Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins

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.

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Healthy Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recipe

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Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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.

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Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe

Chicken Salad

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.

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