Chicken Salad

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.

Asian Chicken Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This Asian-inspired main dish chicken salad can be served cold or warm.

Total: 1 hr 35 mins

Curried Chicken and Pasta Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Total: 40 mins

Mexican Chef's Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Southwestern Chicken and Black Bean Salad

Diabetic Living

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.

Total: 25 mins

24-Hour Chicken Fiesta Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Chinese-Style Pasta Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Pasta steps in for steamed rice in this Asian-inspired main dish salad. Take it to a potluck or cookout.

Hunter's Wild Rice Chicken Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Make this chicken dish ahead and serve on days when there's no time to spend in the kitchen.

Moo Shu Chicken Salad

Family Circle

By using rotisserie chicken and bottled stir-fry sauce, this tasty dinner comes together in just 5 minutes. Talk about fast food!

Mexican Chicken Salad

Midwest Living

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.

Chicken & Fruit Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Total: 30 mins

Scoop-It-Up Chicken Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Use mini taco shells to scoop up low calorie Tex-Mex chicken salad for this fun lunch.

Warm Chicken Salad with Oranges and Almonds

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Total: 20 mins

Rotisserie Chicken Greek Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This quick chicken salad calls for deli-roasted chicken, bottled dressing, packaged greens, and feta cheese. It's ready to serve in 20 minutes!

Total: 20 mins

Basic Chicken Salad

Midwest Living

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.

Couscous Chicken Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Couscous is a good substitute for rice or polenta. It cooks quickly, which helps get this chicken meal on the table fast.

Total: 15 mins

Lemon-Avocado Chicken Salad

Midwest Living

Avocado brings rich texture and flavors to this citrusy chicken salad. Toss the ingredients gently so the avocado stays cubed (rather than mashed).

Chicken, Pear, and Blue Cheese Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Make this low-calorie, low-fat salad quickly and easily from a deli chicken, salad greens, bottled dressing.

Total: 15 mins
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