5 Easy Chicken Salad Recipes

Chicken salads are a summer staple. Refresh this classic with five easy recipes ranging from Asian-style to Southwestern. There's something to please every palate!

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Classic Chicken Salad with a Twist

Michael Marquand

Classic Chicken Salad with a Twist

By swapping yogurt for mayo and then adding tarragon and grapes, this is a contemporary take on a classic chicken salad. For any of these recipes, feel free to use a purchased rotisserie chicken instead of cooking your own.

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Southwest Chicken Salad

Michael Marquand

Southwest Chicken Salad

Whether you grill the chicken or grab a rotisserie bird on the way home from work, you will love how avocado turns a simple tomatillo salsa into a creamy dressing without using any oil.

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Asian-Style Chicken Salad

Michael Marquand

Asian-Style Chicken Salad

Miso is a traditional Japanese ingredient that adds a sweet, earthy flavor to this ginger-soy dressing. Look for it in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. If you are tight on time pick up bagged coleslaw mix and a rotisserie chicken to make this salad in no time flat.

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Chicken Panzanella Salad

Michael Marquand

Chicken Panzanella Salad

Originally created to use up day-old bread, this salad of fresh vegetables gives grilled, roasted, or even leftover chicken an authentic Italian flair.

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Curried Chicken Salad

Michael Marquand

Curried Chicken Salad

Yogurt gives this spicy salad a refreshing tang while the apples and raisins balance it out with a burst of sweetness. Serve the salad wrapped in lettuce leaves or stuffed into whole grain pitas.

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