17 Top-Rated Creamy Chicken Salad Recipes
Feta Chicken Salad
"This is a new standard at our house. Even family and friends who don't like feta have loved this recipe," says Daria H.
Carol's Chicken Salad
"I made this for my daughter's first birthday party (we had about 50 adults). Everyone LOVED it, and I sent the recipe to all via email afterward." — momof2plustwins
Basic Chicken Salad
"Simple, but with lots of flavor. I make it all the time when it's too hot to cook," Caroline says.
Fruity Curry Chicken Salad
"Best chicken salad I've ever had! Everyone in my family really enjoyed it! The sweet and salty match perfectly together." — tsqad8
Sesame Pasta Chicken Salad
"This recipe was a definite crowdpleaser. I brought it to a picnic and it was gone before dinner time!" — Esmee Willams
Becky's Chicken Salad
"I'm not usually a fan of sweet chicken salads, but this one is amazing!" — LibbyB
Chinese Chicken Salad III
"Yum, yum! I really liked the sweet and mild spiciness of the dressing and the green onions, carrots, and the wontons add a crunchy texture." — KEGGER317
My Favorite Chicken Salad
"I'm a huge fan of chicken salad and have tried so many different variations over the years, but this one is by far my favorite. Simple, refreshing flavors and great texture make it wonderful on a sandwich or just served over a bed of lettuce!" — SunnyDaysNora
Holiday Chicken Salad
"I'm on a chicken salad binge. There are many great recipes for it on this site, but this one is almost perfect," says Maggie McGuire. "The addition of poultry seasoning and garlic powder to the mayo and some minced red onion makes it superb."
The Best Chicken Salad Ever
"This is indeed the best chicken salad I've ever made. I served this at my son's birthday party. The kids actually ate it. Many parents have since asked for the recipe." — DBUSH
Chicken Salad with Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato
"My family LOVED this salad. The mix of flavors was terrific. I served it over a bed of shredded lettuce and it made a beautiful and very simple dinner for a hot summer day. There was enough leftover for one lunch the next day and we fought over who would get it. I will make this again and again!" — MESSY COOK
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
"Really, really good! I made this for my husband who loves anything buffalo chicken-related, and he really enjoyed it. I didn't think it would be up my alley but I loved it, too!" — CookinBug
Almond Chicken Salad
"This salad was quick and easy to make. I put it on a bed of spinach, and it was awesome. Great to take for lunch or as a light dinner," Tara says.
Parmesan and Basil Chicken Salad
"Sometimes the simplest recipes turn out to be some of the best! I love chicken salad and I had one leftover herb grilled chicken breast and some fresh basil in the fridge and didn't know what to make for lunch. What a pleasant surprise this little recipe turned out to be," Jillian says. "This chicken salad was creamy and delicious."
Carole's Sesame Chicken Salad
This salad has fantastic textures. Napa cabbage and crispy rice noodles give it delightful crunch, a counterpoint to the creamy sesame-ginger dressing. Some reviews also top it with crispy chow mein noodles. MELGAD rates it 5 stars: "This was a hit at the Memorial Day picnic! To speed things up I used a bag of the coleslaw mix and grilled the chicken on my Foreman Grill."
Dijon Chicken Salad
This colorful chicken salad comes together in just 20 minutes. Canned chicken combines with seedless red and green grapes, dried cranberries, celery, and a snappy dressing with Dijon mustard, honey, and mayo. "Outstanding," raves ksSc13. "We've been making batches of this every week for 3 weeks and eating through the week for lunch. I omit the honey and add some celery seed. Great recipe!
Rachel's Cranberry Chicken Salad
"Excellent! This is my favorite chicken salad recipe. Easy to put together fresh and flavorful. The dill adds the perfect touch. Rotisserie chicken works well in this recipe too and is a great timesaver. I make this a lot for light suppers during the summer." — ANN MARIE01