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

    These sandwiches are perfect for just about any kind of party or get together. 

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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 the chicken mixture in sandwiches or in lettuce wraps for a delicious lunch or light supper.

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    Chicken and Rice Salad
    Chicken and Rice Salad. Diana Rattray

    This lovely chicken and rice salad makes a tasty and appetizing lunch or dinner, and it's 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 small chicken to make this delicious salad. It's wonderful in pita pockets and it would be great served on lettuce or spring greens as well.

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

    This is a classic Southern chicken salad with dill pickle relish and some chopped hard-cooked egg. Serve this yummy chicken salad in sandwiches with lettuce, pickle, and tomato slices, or pile it on lettuce for a delicious lunch. For a sweeter flavor, use sweet pickle relish instead of dill.

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    Curried Chicken Salad
    Curried Chicken Salad. Diana Rattray

    This is a well-seasoned chicken salad with curry powder and some chopped apple. Use it in sandwiches, small appetizer sandwich rolls, or as a luncheon salad on lettuce or salad greens.

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

    Use cooked leftover cooked and diced chicken or a rotisserie chicken for this tasty salad recipe. The recipe is quite versatile, so feel free to change some of the ingredients to suit your taste. Spinach can be replaced with arugula or baby kale, and the onion can be omitted if you aren't a fan. Turkey, ham, or tuna can be used instead of chicken.

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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. Add a few slices of avocado if you'd like.

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    Basic Chicken Salad
    Basic Chicken Salad. Diana Rattray

    Sweet bell pepper relish adds zing to this basic chicken salad, but sweet pickle relish or dill relish would be excellent as well. 

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

    Chopped walnuts or pecans and chunks of apples and cranberries add crunch and texture to this chicken salad recipe. Feel free to change it to suit your taste. 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 salad greens with a few slices of avocado or use ​it as a filling for sandwich rolls or pita bread.​

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

    This grilled chicken salad is made with an amazing herbed sour cream and mayonnaise dressing. Serve this salad with a cup of soup for a tasty and satisfying meal. Use a grill pan or skillet to cook the chicken breasts or use sliced fried chicken or broiled chicken.

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

    Terri's Cajun 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

     Some lemon juice flavors the mayonnaise for this is a basic, simple chicken salad. Chopped hard-boiled eggs add to the flavor and texture. This is an excellent salad for sandwiches.

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    Hot Baked Chicken Salad
    Oven Chicken Salad. Diana Rattray

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