Fresh + Filling: Our Favorite Chicken Salad Recipes

Whether you like your chicken salad with a dollop of mayo, a hint of spice, lightly dressed with a vinaigrette or loaded with veggies, we've got a chicken salad recipe that's sure to suit your taste

These 15 chicken salad recipes are so good you don't even need bread. Bring one of these for lunch tomorrow!

Chicken and White Bean Salad

 Chicken Salad Recipes

Eatingwell.com

Zucchini and celery give this chicken-and-bean salad a nice crunch. We like serving it over a bed of slightly bitter escarole and radicchio, but any type of salad greens will work. Or just eat it straight from the bowl.

Get the recipe for Chicken and White Bean Salad

Chicken Tostada Salad

 Chicken Salad Recipes

Salad of the Day, Weldon Owen, 2012

A salad for dinner can't just be any ol' bowl of greens, and this chicken tostada salad is definitely fit for the dinner table. Crunchy corn and tortilla chips, smooth avocado and zesty lime make this salad a full-on meal.

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Polynesian Chicken Salad

 Chicken Salad recipes

mommyimhungry.blogspot.com

Sweet and spicy, we love this flavorful chicken salad recipe, with pineapple, green onions and fresh ginger.

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Asian Chicken Salad

 Chicken Salad Recipes

From My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking, by John Besh

Bright herbs, crunchy noodles and cabbage and fiery chili sauce -- this chicken salad recipe from chef John Besh is a feast for the senses.

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Avocado Chicken Salad

 Chicken Salad Recipes

Maggie Shi

Classic guacamole ingredients give this chicken salad a colorful Mexican-inspired twist. Serve on a bed of shredded lettuce in a hard taco shell or wrapped in a soft tortilla for a light yet filling meal.

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Curried Chicken Salad with Mango

 Chicken Salad Recipes

Maggie Shi

Sweet mango and crisp, tart apple balance out the spice in this creamy, cooling concoction.

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Classic Chicken Salad

 Chicken Salad Recipes

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You can't go wrong with the basics! This chicken salad recipe is a great way to use up leftover roast chicken, and the apples and walnuts add a nice crunch.

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Everything Chicken Salad

 Chicken Salad Recipes

Maggie Shi

Loaded with ingredients, this salad is salty, sweet, juicy and crunchy all at once. Red grapes and dried cranberries are the perfect foil for toasted pecans and tangy onions. And --surprise! -- bacon ties all the flavors together.

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Creamy Ranch Rotisserie Chicken Salad

 Chicken Salad Recipes

Casey Barber

Peppery radishes and creamy, herb-flecked dressing bring new life to leftover rotisserie chicken. Serve this salad over mixed greens or slices of toast.

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Warm Chicken Salad with Bacon

 Chicekn Salad Recipes

Reprinted with permission from The Good Housekeeping 400 Calorie Chicken 2013 by Hearst Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Adding bacon to a bed of mixed greens and chicken doesn't exactly make it healthy, but delicious? For sure. 

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Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad with Tomato and Black Bean Salsa

 Chicken Salad Recipes

Reprinted from the book Fine Cooking Cook Fresh. Copyright © 2013 by Taunton Press. Published by Taunton Press.

This quick dinner is heavy on the veggies and light on the meat. Salsa makes it filling enough that you won’t even notice the smaller portion of chicken.

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Island-Spiced Chicken Salad with Mango and Scallions

 Chicken Salad Recipes

Reprinted from the book Fine Cooking Cook Fresh. Copyright © 2013 by Taunton Press. Published by Taunton Press.

This sweet and spicy salad is the perfect meal on a warm summer night. Serve in Boston lettuce leaf cups. 

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Roast Chicken Salad with Peaches, Goat Cheese & Pecans

 Chicken Salad Recipes

Cooking Light Big Book of Salads

Fresh peaches and goat cheese star in this easy, no-cook chicken salad recipe. (Use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to save time.) The vinaigrette takes just minutes to make and is a delicious complement to the other ingredients in the salad. 

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Balsamic Zucchini-Chicken Salad

 Chicken Salad Recipes

Sarah Schlesinger

This dish is low-fat, easy to make and totally tasty...what more could you want from a chicken salad recipe?

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Mango Chicken Salad

 Chicken Salad Recipes

Lindsay at Pinch of Yum

This fresh chicken salad recipe from Pinch of Yum uses just a hint of mayo in the dressing, and gets its fresh flavor from mangoes, minced garlic and jalapeno, lime juice and cilantro. 

Get the recipe for Mango Chicken Salad

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