Great-Tasting Chicken Salad Recipes

Delicious Chicken Salad Recipes for Sandwiches, Lunches, or Simple Dinners

Many of these chicken salad recipes make delicious everyday sandwiches. Or serve them as luncheon salads or on small buns or rolls as party appetizers. 

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    Chicken Puffs Appetizer
    Chicken Puffs Appetizer. Diana Rattray

    Havarti cheese flavors the choux pastry for this easy chicken appetizer. The puffs are filled with a chicken salad mixture, making delicious little sandwiches for guests. 

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    Chicken Salad With Herb Mayonnaise
    Chicken Salad With Herb Mayonnaise. Diana Rattray

    This chicken salad takes on extra fresh flavor with roasted chicken breasts and fresh chopped herbs. Serve in sandwiches or in lettuce cups for a delicious lunch or light supper.

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    Chicken and Rice Salad
    Chicken and Rice Salad. Diana Rattray

    This lively chicken and rice salad makes a delicious and appetizing lunch or dinner, perfect for any day of the week. It's an excellent picnic salad, too! 

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    Chicken Salad With Curry in Mini Pita Pickets
    Chicken Salad With Curry in Mini Pita Pickets. Diana Rattray

     Use a rotisserie chicken or roast a chicken to make this delicious salad. It's wonderful in pita pockets, but would be great served on lettuce as well.

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    Southern-Style Chicken Salad
    Southern-Style Chicken Salad in a Sandwich Roll. Diana Rattray

    Here's a basic chicken salad with dill pickle relish and a little chopped hard-cooked egg. Serve this delicious chicken salad in sandwiches with lettuce, pickle, and tomato slices, or pile it on lettuce for a delicious lunch.

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    Curried Chicken Salad
    Curried Chicken Salad. Diana Rattray

    This is a delicious chicken salad with curry powder and a little chopped apple. Use it in sandwiches, small appetizer sandwich rolls, or as a luncheon salad.

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    Pasta Salad With Chicken and Spinach
    Pasta Salad With Chicken and Spinach. Diana Rattray

    This chicken, spinach, and pasta salad is tossed with a flavorful mayonnaise and lemon juice dressing. This is a great main dish salad for hot summer days. Use cooked leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken for this tasty salad recipe.

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    Spicy Chicken and White Bean Salad
    Spicy Chicken and White Bean Salad. Diana Rattray

    Chili powder and cumin help flavor the dressing for this spicy chicken salad. Serve this salad with a garnish of sour cream and shredded cheese, or jalapeno rings and chopped cilantro.

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    Basic Chicken Salad
    Basic Chicken Salad. Diana Rattray

    In this basic chicken salad, a favorite of mine, I use a little sweet bell pepper relish to give it a little tang, but feel free to use sweet pickle relish or less sweet dill pickle relish.

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    Chicken Salad With Apples and Cranberries
    Chicken Salad With Apples and Cranberries. Diana Rattray

    The walnuts or pecans add some crunch to this chicken salad recipe, but you can leave them out if you'd like. Serve this delicious chicken salad in ciabatta bread as a sandwich, or serve in lettuce leaves for a lighter luncheon. Light mayonnaise may be used in this salad.

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    Chicken Salad With Walnuts and Grapes
    Chicken Salad With Walnuts and Grapes. Diana Rattray

    This chicken salad recipe makes a delicious luncheon salad served on lettuce leaves with sliced avocado or fill sandwich rolls or pita bread with the mixture.

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    Grilled Chicken Salad
    Grilled Chicken Salad. Foodcollection RF/Getty Images

    This grilled chicken salad is made with a delicious herbed sour cream and mayonnaise dressing. Serve this salad with a cup of soup for a delicious and satisfying meal. I used a grill pan to cook the chicken breasts but sliced fried chicken or broiled chicken could also be used.

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    Picnic Cajun Chicken Salad
    Cajun Chicken Salad With Pecans. Terri Pischoff Wuerthner

    Terri's delicious chicken salad recipe is made with celery, green onions, chopped pecans, fresh parsley, and some Cajun seasonings for a Cajun kick.

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    Luncheon Chicken Salad on Toast
    Luncheon Chicken Salad on Toast. Diana Rattray

     This is a basic, simple chicken salad with a little lemon juice in the mayonnaise mixture, along with chopped hard-boiled eggs. This is an excellent salad for sandwiches.

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    Hot Baked Chicken Salad
    Oven Chicken Salad. Diana Rattray

     This oven baked chicken salad is a casserole made with chicken salad ingredients and a cheese and bread crumb topping.