10 Best Chicken Salad Recipes

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Crunchy Chicken Salad 

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Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

A Chicken Salad for Every Taste—From Traditional to Modern

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Everyone has their favorite chicken salad. Do you prefer the traditional chicken salad with mayonnaise or perhaps a cider vinegar base? How about a curry chicken salad or a blue cheese remix? Here are 10 different chicken salad recipes to suit your taste buds and your mood. Try them all!

Traditional Chicken Salad
This is the classic chicken salad that many of us know from our youth. It still tastes great, especially in a sandwich!

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Chicken Salad With Blue Cheese
Blue cheese in a chicken salad? Well, why not! This tasty combination of flavors comes together for a delicious salad. 

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Chicken Salad with Apple, Quinoa, and Fennel
Try this healthy grain chicken salad! Granny Smith apple, red grapes, sliced fennel, and scallions add a sweet crunch.


Crunchy Chicken Salad
Here’s a new take on chicken salad. We added zip and zest with spicy fennel, tart apples, crunchy pine nuts, and protein-packed quinoa. 

Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Chicken Salad With Rice, Orange, and Snowpeas
This light refreshing chicken salad—with rice, orange, and snow peas—uses cider vinegar instead of mayo.

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Easy Curry Chicken Salad
This light curry chicken salad is dressed in a lemony mix of nonfat yogurt. Nuts are a source of “good” fat; apple chunks supply fiber. 


Thai-Spiced Peanut Chicken Salad
Yum! This chicken salad is a flavorful mix of spicyness, sweetness, and nutty creaminess!


Mango Chicken Salad
Mango, lime juice, and cilantro give this chicken salad a delicious tropical flavor.

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Chicken Salad on Tostadas
Tex-Mex flavors dominate in this quick and simply Chicken Salad on Tostadas recipe. 


Tangy Turkey (or Chicken) Salad
This is a classic chicken salad made with mayo—with the addition of tangy cranberries, apples, and nuts for crunch.

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