Chicken Salad Recipes

Find our best and tastiest chicken salad recipes, perfect for fancy brunch or for a simple and delicious sandwich.

Community Picks

Healthy Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 54
This healthy chicken salad recipe is creamy, tasty, and packed with protein.

Avocado Ranch Chicken Salad

Rating: 4 stars 10
A chicken salad with avocado, ranch, and cashews. Goes best on a pretzel bun.

Basic Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 765
This chicken salad is prepared and ready to enjoy in just 10 minutes.

Strawberry Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

Rating: 5 stars 22
One of my favorite lunch salads has strawberries, pecans, and poppy seed dressing. I thought those ingredients sounded great for a chicken salad sandwich. Try this delightful chicken salad on a croissant or served on a plate with crackers.

My Favorite Chicken Salad

Rating: 5 stars 201
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!

Classic Chicken Salad

Rating: 5 stars 6
This crowd-pleasing recipe for classic chicken salad is perfect for sandwiches, salads, and snacking. Bits of celery, relish, and fresh herbs add texture and flavor while Dijon mustard and lemon juice add a tangy bite. Enjoy it just as it is, or add nuts or fruits. My favorite way to eat this is on toasted wheat bread with lettuce and tomato alongside a healthy serving of potato chips!

Wild Rice Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 63
This wild rice salad is easy to make and tastes wonderful. You can use either turkey or chicken. You can serve it plain, on salad greens, or in a pita; it's very versatile. If in season, try substituting black cherries for the grapes.

Chicken Salad with Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts

Rating: 5 stars 81
I had chicken breasts left over from a BBQ I had and decided to make a chicken salad. I couldn't find a recipe that I liked so I played around and came up with this. It is delicious!

Pecan Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
This chicken salad comes together fast using rotisserie chicken breasts. The herbs, along with the pecans, help to make this chicken salad flavorful. Serve on top of toasted croissants, or butter lettuce.

Rachel's Cranberry Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 216
This is a great sandwich filling that they make at the diner in the hospital where I work, but I fancied it up a bit with some green onions and pecans. A great way to use up leftover chicken. Delicious!

Chicken and Egg Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
I made this chicken and egg salad while looking for a chicken salad with lots of protein and no sweet stuff.

Chicken Salad Spread

Rating: 4.5 stars 131
The chicken salad is quick and easy. If you want a little 'zip', add a few drops of hot sauce to the mixture!
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Inspiration and Ideas

10 Healthy Chicken Salads
Whether served over a bed of greens or scooped into a sandwich, these unique chicken salads are sure to become new favorites.
Awesome Avocado Chicken Salad Recipes
Decadent and creamy chicken salads may not exactly be the height of healthy. But swap in naturally rich avocado, and your recipe will end up with heart-healthy fats and a vibrant green color.
Fruity Curry Chicken Salad
Rating: 5 stars 1019

A healthy and tasty chicken salad with a fruity twist - great on a croissant or in a honey pita. Note: This salad is best if eaten the day after preparation. This allows the ingredients time to mingle, giving a fuller flavor. If desired, use nonfat mayonnaise.