Traditional chicken salad and its newfangled creations vie for the prize as most creamy and tasty. This comprehensive recipe collection includes some of the best chicken salad variations, including easy grilled chicken salad, Chinese chicken salad, and chicken pasta salad.See Popular Chicken Salad Recipes
This Asian-inspired main dish chicken salad can be served cold or warm.
This hearty chicken-pasta dinner salad takes on worldly flavors of papaya and curry. Choose a fresh papaya--free from bruises and soft spots--that is at least half yellow and feels somewhat soft when pressed. If it feels firm, ripen at room temperature 3 to 5 days until yellow to yellow-orange.
When retesting this reliable main-dish salad recipe, likely a forerunner of taco salad but with ham and chicken rather than beef, Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen cooks thought it needed more zip. To replace the original one Anaheim pepper, an entire can of chile peppers is called for.
A handful of corn chips gives this sweet and spicy Southwestern salad a crunch. Tip: Make this recipe ahead and take to a tailgate or potluck party.
This layered chicken salad can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance. Try it the next time you need a potluck main dish. For less spice, use plain Monterey Jack cheese.
Make this chicken dish ahead and serve on days when there's no time to spend in the kitchen.
Pasta steps in for steamed rice in this Asian-inspired main dish salad. Take it to a potluck or cookout.
Dress up leftover cooked chicken with this fabulous peanut butter, soy sauce, and ginger dressing. Ease preparation by picking up a roasted whole chicken from the supermarket.
A pinch of taco seasoning takes this chicken salad south of the border. Wrap the finished mix in a tortilla or serve on top of crisp romaine lettuce.
By using rotisserie chicken and bottled stir-fry sauce, this tasty dinner comes together in just 5 minutes. Talk about fast food!
Use mini taco shells to scoop up low calorie Tex-Mex chicken salad for this fun lunch.
Avocado brings rich texture and flavors to this citrusy chicken salad. Toss the ingredients gently so the avocado stays cubed (rather than mashed).
Lemon juice, fresh green onion, and parsley keep this basic chicken salad far from ho-hum. Try it over greens for a dinner salad or sandwiched between your favorite bread or roll for a simple meal.
With enticing colors and a mix of fruity-sweet flavor and vinegar tang, this salad is perfect special-luncheon fare. For added crunch, top with croutons.
Couscous is a good substitute for rice or polenta. It cooks quickly, which helps get this chicken meal on the table fast.
Packed with the flavors of summer, this main-dish chicken salad is topped with a strawberry dressing.
Make this low-calorie, low-fat salad quickly and easily from a deli chicken, salad greens, bottled dressing.