30 Top Chicken Salad Recipes To Make With Your Leftover Chicken

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Everyone I know loves at least one kind of chicken salad. Chicken salad is a perfect combo of chicken, mayo, and other fruits, vegetables, nuts, or seasonings.  Chicken salad is a super easy dinner to throw together that will please your whole family.

What Kind of meals can I serve with chicken salad?

You can make

  • Wraps
  • Sandwiches
  • Salad
  • Sandwiches
  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Serve it over cold pasta or rice
  • Just eat it plain!

What kind of chicken should I use to make chicken salad?

I do think that using the right kind of chicken can make or break a chicken salad.  I like to use

Poached Chicken

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Leftover rotisserie chicken, specifically the rotisserie chicken from Costco.

Leftover grilled chicken

Canned Chicken.  I like Kirkland canned chicken and Trader Joe’s canned chicken

When is it an appropriate time to serve Chicken Salad?

Summer Picnics

Bridal or baby showers

Your kid’s lunches

For a quick weeknight dinner

Anytime 🙂

What are some of the best chicken salad recipes?

Well, that’s where this round-up comes in.  I have become a chicken salad expert over the years, and I am here to tell you that you could make chicken salad for dinner every night of the week and feel like you’ve had a completely different meal each time.  Chicken is a blank slate.  You can add your favorite seasonings to chicken salad, and I promise you, your family will eat it for supper.   I have rounded up some of the top chicken salad recipes for you.

Click on the link or the photograph to get directed to each of the chicken salad recipes below

BLT Chicken Salad 

2. Napa Cashew Chicken Salad 

3. Skinny Buffalo Chicken Salad 

4. Thai Basil Chicken Salad 

5. Copycat Chick fil a Chicken Salad 

6. Chicken Salad with grapes and almonds 

7. Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad 

8. Waldorf Chicken Salad 

9. Dill Pickle Chicken Salad 

10. Low-Calorie Chicken Salad 

11. Keto Chicken Salad 

12. Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad 

13. Spicy Mustard Chicken Salad with Grapes

14. Sonoma Chicken Salad 

15. Shredded Barbecue Chicken Salad 

16. Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad 

17. Springtime Chicken Salad 

18. Bruschetta Chicken Salad 

19. Spicy Crunchy Chicken Salad 

20. Lemon Tarragon Chicken Salad 

21. Greek Chicken Salad 

22. Hot Chicken Salad 

23. Pri Pri Chicken Salad 

24. Tahini Chicken Salad 

24. Mexican Chicken Salad 

25. Curried Chicken Salad 

27. Greek Yogurt Ranch Chicken Sandwiches

28. Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad 

29. Spicy Sriracha Chicken Salad 

30. Pomegranate Chicken Salad 

I hope you enjoyed all of these chicken salad recipes!  I want to eat chicken salad for the rest of the year.


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