19 Summer-Worthy Chicken Salad Recipes

From picnics to parties – a summer gathering isn’t a gathering without some homemade chicken salad. Check out these delicious recipes that all chicken salad lovers need to try!

Click Here for Recipe: Flavorfully Fantastic Chicken Salad Sandwich

Click Here for Recipe: Flavorfully Fantastic Chicken Salad Sandwich

“This is an easy and tasty chicken salad to throw together in a pinch. One thing we loved about this salad is it is not a large salad, just a few servings. Great if you're only cooking for two. The apples and cranberries give a little bit of sweetness while the pecans add a certain nuttiness to balance things out. We love the textures and flavors combination. This is really good stuffed in a pita bread but serve on your favorite bread.” - The Kitchen Crew
Click Here for Recipe: Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad

“If you love chicken salad and avocados, then you are going to go ga-ga for this recipe. After my first bite , I had an OMG moment. How can this taste THIS GOOD and be HEALTHY!” - Corey
Click Here for Recipe: Uncle Wiley's Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Uncle Wiley's Chicken Salad

“Mannnnnnnnnn Somebody HUG AND KISS Uncle Wiley for me cuz HE DID THE DAYUM THANG with this chicken salad. I made this today and we ate it on butter lettuce instead of bread. THERE IS NONE LEFT!!! VERY good chicken salad recipe. You WILL NOT be disappointed.” - gwendolyna
Click Here for Recipe: Peggi's Chicken-Bacon Ranch Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Peggi's Chicken-Bacon Ranch Salad

“This is such a good one dish meal and a great way to get fresh veggies into my husband, and just who doesn't love bacon and chicken? From now on though I will BBQ two extra chicken breasts when we're grilling and cut them up and freeze till needed, same with the bacon. This will make the prep time a breeze. Thank you so much for posting this tasty and filling meal.” - thekitchenruler
Click Here for Recipe: Tropical Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Tropical Chicken Salad

“Tropical Chicken Salad is full of red grapes, pineapple, macadamia nuts, and shredded coconut for a tropical twist on chicken salad. Packed full of sweet and savory flavors, this is anything but a bland chicken salad.” - Christin
Click Here for Recipe: Red, White and Blue Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Red, White and Blue Chicken Salad

“We loved it! Very flavorful and fruity! We put the salad on crescent rolls. This would make a great dish for a party. Congrats on the Blue Ribbon!” - bj5
Click Here for Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Salad

“Oh dear, is this recipe amazing. The flavor balance is excellent and the steps are both clear and easy to follow.” - PaulBadger
Click Here for Recipe: Southern Style Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Southern Style Chicken Salad

“Chicken salad is a staple in my fridge year round. It’s usually nestled right beside the pimento cheese. I love chicken salad myself wrapped up in green leaf lettuce for a quick lunch. It’s perfect just for munching with crackers. Stuff it inside mini croissants for a brunch or tea time treat or piled high on a lettuce lined thick cut slice of whole grain bread. Ah, delicious!” - Melissa
Click Here for Recipe: Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Chicken Salad

“This chicken salad is so fresh, light and delicious. I used Craisins which added a burst of tartness. I really enjoyed the distinct tastes from the lemon juice and curry. You’d never know ranch dressing was in here unless someone told you. The dressing adds flavor that you just can’t put your finger on. For me, the fresh cilantro was key. It added to the overall freshness of the chicken salad. Delicious as a sandwich for lunch or serve with tomato wedges and crackers for a lovely luncheon addition.” - The Kitchen Crew
Click Here for Recipe: Roasted Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Roasted Chicken Salad

“For me, a good chicken salad has to have a nice balance of being able to taste the moist roasted chicken along with the creaminess and taste of mayonnaise. This recipe strikes a good balance of both and the other add-in ingredients, like celery, onion or grapes are all optional to suite your tastes.” - Brandie
Click Here for Recipe: Chicken Salad with Fresh Peaches

Click Here for Recipe: Chicken Salad with Fresh Peaches

“Wow! I never thought of adding fresh peaches to a chicken salad... I was in for a wonderful fresh surprise. The flavor mix in the salad dressing is fab too. I can't wait to serve this next time I have my girlfriends over. I think it'll be a hit!” - The Kitchen Crew
Click Here for Recipe: Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

Click Here for Recipe: Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

“This chicken salad is cool, refreshing and flavorful. Perfect for summer time! One of my favorite ways to enjoy chicken salad is between a soft buttery croissant. Man, oh man. It’s good stuff.” - Holly
Click Here for Recipe: Lizzy's Famous Pecan Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Lizzy's Famous Pecan Chicken Salad

“I have made this up twice now. It is absolutely to die for. I love love love it and so does everybody that I have fed it to. In fact they come up to me at church and say ‘Hey when are you going to make it again. I am craving it.’ It is absolutely wonderful on croissants. Thank you so much for sharing this tremendous recipe.” - Baglady70
Click Here for Recipe: Fabulous Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Fabulous Chicken Salad

“THE best I have ever tasted in chicken salad! Absolutely love this!” - Guera “We all LOVE chicken salad on croissants in my house. Over the years, and with my children and husband as my taste-testers, I have come up with this recipe which has a secret ingredient that adds a great taste...curry powder!” - savadas
Click Here for Recipe: Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

“Fresh, crispy and creamy! Imagine all the yumminess of chicken Caesar salad but with the added goodness of pasta, bacon and tomatoes.” - The Kitchen Crew
Click Here for Recipe: Kat's Southwest Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Kat's Southwest Chicken Salad

“I made this chicken salad tonight and it's really tasty. I removed the seeds from the chipotle pepper to decrease the heat and only used one chipotle pepper. Otherwise, I made this chicken salad as directed -- we thoroughly enjoyed it.” - DailyInspiration
Click Here for Recipe: Hot Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Hot Chicken Salad

“Salty, crunchy, and oh so tasty! A fun spin on traditional chicken salad.” - The Kitchen Crew
Click Here for Recipe: Orange Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: Orange Chicken Salad

“This is lovely for a light supper at the end of a summers day as you sit on your veranda surveying your gardens on your estate. Okay, I suffer from delusions of grandeur, but you get the idea.” - CCMCCART
Click Here for Recipe: BLT Chicken Salad

Click Here for Recipe: BLT Chicken Salad

“This was as delicious as I had expected it to be! Everyone loved it, I made it with leftover grilled chicken breasts. The dressing was great too! Thanks!” - bj5