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Chicken Salad Recipes

50 Best Chicken Salad Recipes

Last Updated on March 27, 2021 by smartkitchenpicks

Chicken Salad is one of the lightest yet nutritious meals that we can fulfill our hunger with. Sometimes an ordinary salad just won’t do, however, and you might crave a dish that’s packed with a whole lot of flavor and some more substantial ingredients…like chicken!

We’ve rounded-up 50 of the best chicken salad recipes online and we have a feeling that you’re going to love them. From sweet to savory, creamy to juicy, and guilt-free to downright guilty pleasure – you’re certainly in for a treat!

It’s time to put your apron on and get your utensils ready as we dive into these 50 amazing chicken salad dishes…

This Asian chicken salad from Savory Style is filled with fresh ingredients, packed with protein, and has a dressing that is deliciously spicy.

Asian chicken salad

This chicken salad from 5 Dollar Dinners has been made with creamy Greek yogurt – Yum! It’s certainly a healthier alternative to cream or mayonnaise.

creamy Greek yogurt chicken salad

How delicious does this pesto chicken salad from A Cultivated Nest look? We love how you can also put this recipe on bread rolls for a quick and tasty lunch idea!

pesto chicken salad

Add a Pinch has created this delectable Chicken Salad with Grapes for a scrumptious and light lunch or dinner option. Your family is sure to love this too!

Chicken Salad with Grapes

This recipe for Loaded Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Lime-Cilantro Dressing certainly had us at hello! Averie Cooks will show you how it’s done.

Loaded Chicken Taco Salad

This recipe for Blackened Chicken & Strawberry Salad from BonBon Break is sure to turn heads at any gathering! As well as chicken, it also features spinach, feta, dried cranberries, and lots of fresh strawberries.

Blackened Chicken & Strawberry Salad

Who doesn’t love the creamy goodness of avocado? Boys Ahoy has created this amazing recipe for Cilantro-Lime Avocado Chicken Salad that we know you’ll enjoy!

Cilantro-Lime Avocado Chicken Salad

Café Delites is the genius behind this recipe for Easy Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad with a Mango Salsa – Sounds scrumptious! This is definitely something you should try out at your next BBQ.

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad

This Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad from Café Delites will soon become your go-to meal when you want something quick and easy to make that also packs some serious flavor!

Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad

We’ve been told that this combo is “out of this world”, so encourage you to check out the full recipe for this Buffalo Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch from Carl’s Bad Cravings!

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese Cilantro

This is an “easy chicken salad recipe filled with tender chicken, dried cranberries, walnuts, apples, celery, dill and parsley.” Does it get any better than that? Take a peek at Celebrating Sweets’ full recipe!

salad recipe

Fancy making a healthy chicken salad for dinner tonight? This Almond, Berry, and Chicken Spinach Salad with a Delicious and Healthy Balsamic Dressing from Chelsea’s Messy Apron will do the trick!

healthy chicken salad

This one is a bit of a mouthful – Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad with Chicken and Lemon Honey Ginger Dressing. It sounds delicious though, doesn’t it? Be sure to check out Cooking Classy’s full recipe.

Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad

Here’s another flavorful recipe from Cooking Classy! This one is for Cranberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Chicken and Orange Poppy Seed Dressing.

Cranberry Avocado Spinach Salad

We adore this Apple Pecan Rosemary Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad recipe from Cooking Classy because it’s simple to make, full of delicious flavor and is a light, healthy option. Whip it up tonight and watch your family request seconds!

Apple Pecan Rosemary Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

We’re also huge fans of the oriental inspired flavors of this Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad from Cooking Classy. Here’s just one option for you to cook for your next special gathering!

Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad

Want a recipe that’s guaranteed to be a hit with the entire family (fussy eaters and all)? This BBQ Chicken Salad dish from Damn Delicious certainly won’t disappoint!

BBQ Chicken Salad dish

We’ve been told that this Margarita Chicken Salad contains “tender chicken marinated in flavors of margarita and lime, served atop a beautiful and colorful tex-mex salad, with a creamy avocado dressing.” Diethood will show you how it’s done!

Margarita Chicken Salad

Speaking of tex-mex, here’s a Tex-Mex Chopped Chicken Salad from Everyday Dishes which is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Either for lunch, dinner, or even an entrée, this dish delivers!

Tex-Mex Chopped Chicken Salad

Here’s a naturally sweet take on your average chicken salad recipe. Five Heart Home has actually created a chicken salad with apples and cashews that you’re going to adore!

chicken salad with apples and cashews

Mmm, this Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad has got our taste buds tingling! Gimme Some Oven is the genius behind this delicious dish.

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

Jo Cooks’ Mexican Chicken and Rice Salad is a unique take on your traditional dish. It’s a fresh summer salad that everyone will enjoy, as it’s loaded with black beans, chicken, corn and rice.

Mexican Chicken and Rice Salad

This gourmet salad from Joyful Healthy Eats is an Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette. You’ll want to make this healthy dish as much as possible once you’ve tried it!

Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad

Not only is this Southwestern Chopped Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing super creamy, but it’s also healthy as it contains fresh ingredients such as chicken, avocado, corn, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and bell pepper. Julia’s Album has the full recipe for you.

chicken salad sandwiches

If you love Oriental inspired flavors, then you’ll really enjoy this Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing from Just a Taste. Delectable!

Chinese Chicken Salad

How unique is this dish from Kim’s Cravings? She’s created a Pineapple Almond Chicken Salad which can be made in just 3 steps!

Pineapple Almond Chicken Salad

If you’re a fan of Mediterranean inspired flavors, then this Chicken Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing from Le Crème de la Crumb is for you! We love that it’s crispy, crunchy, and creamy!

Chicken Gyro Salad

This amazing dish from La Crème de la Crumb has been described as “A quick and delicious chopped salad with seasoned chicken, feta cheese, crispy wonton strips and topped with a (secretly skinny) creamy honey mustard dressing.” Yum-yum!

delicious chopped salad with seasoned chicken

If you’re in need of a special dish for an upcoming occasion, then we have a feeling that this Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad from Life Currents won’t disappoint. Watch heads turn when you place this on the table!

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Lil Luna is going to let you in on a big secret – her Copycat version of Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad recipe. Lucky you!

Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

This layer-upon-layer salad from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen is a fantastic idea! Called a Chicken Bacon Ranch Layer Salad, you can put this together in no time.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Layer Salad

If you’re after a dinner that’s tasty, healthy, and filling all at once, then this Southwest Chicken Salad will be right up your alley! Mess for Less will show you how to recreate it.

Southwest Chicken Salad

Craving something creamy with bacon in it? One Sweet Mess has the exact same thought, so decided to make this delicious Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Salad. Too good!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Salad.

Here’s a healthy and hearty mean your whole family will love! This Chicken Salad with Bacon and Green Onions from Paleo Running Momma will certainly seal the deal.

Chicken Salad with Bacon

One of the best things about this Curried chicken salad recipe from Panning the Globe is that it’s extremely versatile. Have it in a wrap, on a bread roll, or simply on its own!

Curried chicken salad

For a clean, simple, and nutritious recipe, you just can’t got past these Marinated Kale and Chicken Bowls with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce. Check out Pinch of Yum’s full recipe to recreate your own!

Marinated Kale and Chicken Bowls

Pinch of Yum has also created another wonderful chicken salad recipe, this time featuring a Chopped Thai Chicken Salad. We love those Thai flavors!

Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

This Southwestern Chicken Salad contains lime juice, corn, green pepper, celery, tomatoes and cilantro – What a great combination! Plain Chicken is the genius behind this recipe.

Plain Chicken

This Chinese Chicken Salad from RecipeTin Eats even contains crunchy noodles! We think it looks as pretty-as-a-picture.

Satay sauce is one of the tastiest sauces out there, so imagine how excited we were to discover this Satay Chicken Noodle Salad from RecipeTin Eats!

Chicken Noodle Salad

Quinoa is the ingredient of the season, it seems, so we think you’re going to love this Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad from Sally’s Baking Addiction! It’s super healthy too.

Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad

Simple Nourished Living is the talented blogger behind this recipe for Healthy Chicken Salad with Apples & Cranberries. The apples and cranberries give it a lovely, sweet taste.

Healthy Chicken Salad with Apples

This Avocado Chicken Salad contains no mayonnaise, so it’s a healthier alternative to everyone’s favorite traditional chicken salad recipe! Simply Recipes is here to show you how it’s done.

traditional chicken salad recipe

Sweet Little Blue Bird’s Sonoma Chicken Salad Recipe contains tender chicken breast, red seedless grapes, crunchy pecans, crisp celery, and a mayonnaise, honey, apple cider vinegar, and poppy seed dressing.

Blue Bird’s Sonoma Chicken Salad

This Easy Harvest Almond Chicken Salad from The Chunky Chef not only sounds good, but it tastes pretty dam nice too! It contains the goodness of crisp apples, sweet grapes and crunchy almonds.

Harvest Almond Chicken Salad

Here’s a traditional chicken salad recipe with a wonderful twist! The Creativity Exchange has created a Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe with Romaine and Penne Pasta.

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

This Fajita Chicken Salad is both Paleo and Whole30 Compliant – isn’t that wonderful? The Pinning Mama is one talented chef!

Fajita Chicken Salad

Here’s another Paleo and Whole30 Compliant recipe from The Pinning Mama, this time featuring a tasty Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe. You won’t believe how good it tastes!

Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe

Are you a lover of strawberries? This Strawberry Chicken salad from The Recipe Critic is full of fresh strawberries and is even topped with a strawberry balsamic dressing.

Strawberry Chicken salad

Well Plated by Erin has created a Caribbean Chicken Salad with Mango Dressing and kindly shared her recipe with us all! We love the combination of flavors in this dish.

Caribbean Chicken Salad

This Thai Chicken Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing from Wendy Polisi is naturally gluten free and peanut free. We encourage you to check it out!

Thai Chicken Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Didn’t they all look delicious? Which chicken salad recipes were your favorites? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

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