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11 Quick and Easy Chicken Salad Recipes

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These 11 Quick and Easy Chicken Salad Recipes are healthy and perfect for lunches, picnics or even dinner. Save time with a rotisserie chicken, making these recipes extra quick! 

11 Quick and Easy Chicken Salad Recipes

Chicken salad recipes are great for so many reasons! They make such an easy lunch that you can take on the go–put it on a sandwich, stuff it in an avocado or a tomato and you have a meal. These 11 Quick and Easy Chicken Salad Recipes offers a little something for everyone from a tropical to Mexican to Italian version.

I love how easy these salads become when you buy a rotisserie chicken. Once you pull the chicken and shred it, all you have to do is add the remaining ingredients, give it a stir and wallah! Lunch or even dinner has never been so easy and healthy. Another tip I like to give people is to either use all Greek yogurt or at least sub half of the mayo for Greek yogurt. I promise you won’t even notice the difference and it makes the chicken salad a healthier option.

I hope you find something you like and can share it at a picnic, bring it to work for lunch or even send it with your kids in their lunchboxes.


Simple Curry Chicken Salad is a lightened up version of classic chicken salad with rich, warm curry added in. Shredded chicken is mixed together with Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, honey and curry and then combined with golden raisins, shredded carrots, chopped celery, fresh green onion and parsley. This is a nice option for a picnic, weekly lunches or a shower or brunch!

Simple Curry Chicken Salad // A Cedar Spoon 

Italian Chicken Salad // Pumpkin N’ Spice

Paleo Whole30 Chicken Salad Boats // The Movement Menu 

Lemon Tarragon Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps // Flavor the Moments 

Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad // Celebrating Sweets

Honey Pomegranate Pecan Chicken Salad {Mayo-Free} // Iowa Girl Eats 

Mexican Chicken Salad // The Cookie Rookie 

Hawaiian Chicken Salad // Spoonful of Flavor

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad // Melanie Makes 

Tropical Chicken Salad // Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Vegan Chicken Salad // Namely Marly 

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lutfur azad

Tuesday 21st of September 2021

that's great. all chicken salad is useful for every one.

Kelly Hubbard

Monday 30th of August 2021

Thank you for this post. I’ve always believed that chicken had to be cooked to 180 using an instant read thermometer to be safe. Always dry. I do more grilling outdoors, but I’ll definitely have to look for one of those pans. Should be good for any type of meat. Kelly Hubbard

Lynne Huysamen

Sunday 27th of June 2021

Oh yummy these chicken salads all look so amazing! I've been looking for some salad recipes with a good amount of protein for me to make for my lunch every day and these will be perfect. I'm going to start with the cranberry walnut chicken salad, it looks amazing.


Sunday 27th of June 2021

I hope you enjoy the ones you try!

Boyd Kobe

Thursday 13th of December 2018

I have tried "Lemon Tarragon Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps". And it was really delicious. Thanks for sharing the amazing recipe

Kim R.

Thursday 2nd of August 2018

Love the entire list of Chicken Salad Recipes and there is something looks unique. Thanks for sharing Julia!