16 Chicken Salad Recipes

chicken salad recipes

Chicken salad is one of our favorite summer side dishes. Cold, cooked chicken and pasta all covered in creamy mayo, yum! However, we’re not just limiting ourselves to this version of chicken salad. Home cooks from around the country have shared their delicious twists on chicken salad. We’ve got pecan chicken salad, Buffalo chicken pasta salad, dill pickle chicken salad, fruity chicken salad, and so many more! Get ready to Pinch all of these delicious chicken salad recipes.

Lizzy's Famous Pecan Chicken Salad

Lizzy's Famous Pecan Chicken Salad

“This recipe is wonderful!!! We have made it many times and it just gets better!” - Kimberly
Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

“The dressing is a tangy mayonnaise and sour cream based dressing with juice from the pickle jar and some dijon mustard for extra tang. This dill pickle chicken salad is fabulous all by itself and it’s great in sandwiches, wraps, rolls, etc.” - Kevin
Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

“Chicken salad is one of those things that is unique to its maker and their taste. There are millions of ways to throw together this cool yumminess but this Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad is at the top of my list of favorites. This salad is slightly elegant if dressed up on a fancy croissant or it can be dressed down on plain white bread.” - Debbie
Loaded Buffalo Chicken Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Baked Potato Salad

“This zesty potato salad is a combination of loaded baked potatoes and Buffalo chicken wings, all in potato salad form. It can be served warm or cold!” - Crystal
Chicken Pasta Salad

Chicken Pasta Salad

“This is a great recipe to make plain old deli macaroni salad fresh and delicious. Adding chicken turns it into a hearty salad. Tomatoes add a pop of freshness. We also loved the crunch from the celery. It's a light summertime meal or great for a picnic. Just make sure to use a deli macaroni salad you love since it's the base of the salad.” - Kitchen Crew
Uncle Wiley's Chicken Salad

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!!! I gotta go get some more chicken and make another batch.” - Gwen
Susan's Tomato Basil Chicken Pasta Salad

Susan's Tomato Basil Chicken Pasta Salad

“My family loves this yummy salad. It's similar to La Madeleine's Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta Salad, with the added protein of chicken. Served with a green salad, it's a complete meal.” - Susan
Cold Chicken Salad

Cold Chicken Salad

“This cool and creamy chicken salad recipe will be a big hit at your next picnic or cookout. We really enjoyed the flavor Miracle Whip brings to the salad. There's a slight tang from it. The chicken and pasta pair well with the delicious spices. Crunchy bits of celery throughout are yummy and add texture. Using a store-bought rotisserie chicken means this can be prepped in no time.” - Kitchen Crew
Grilled Chicken And Tortellini Salad

Grilled Chicken And Tortellini Salad

“This is a great chicken pasta meal. It can also be prepared without the chicken, and other vegetables - artichoke hearts are popular with this dish.” - Peggy
Chicken Waldorf Salad

Chicken Waldorf Salad

“My husband and I both love this as a main dish salad. What could be easier, especially on a busy day or a hot day!” - Marlene
Fabulous Chicken Salad

Fabulous Chicken Salad

“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!” - Stacey
Fruity Nutty Chicken Salad

Fruity Nutty Chicken Salad

“Apples, grapes, and nuts in a chicken salad add fantastic texture and flavor. Cooking the chicken in the pressure cooker with the seasonings enhances the flavor of the chicken. This is a well-balanced and delicious chicken salad. It's tasty on its own. Or, serve it on a flaky, buttery croissant. If you're a fan of chicken salad, you're going to enjoy this recipe.” - Kitchen Crew
Deluxe Honey Pecan Chicken Salad

Deluxe Honey Pecan Chicken Salad

“Another one of those recipes that I have to keep copies of on hand because I get so many requests for it. Great on croissants or with any type of cracker.” - Debbie
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

“As everyone has a different taste, you can change this up and use blue cheese dressing instead of the ranch. You can vary the amount of hot sauce and dressing based on your preference. I usually add more hot sauce, we LIKE it hot! You can also use canned chicken, rotisserie chicken whatever is easier. However, I believe that shredded is best. Might also like to top it with some crumbled blue cheese!” - Robin
Chicken Salad With Fresh Peaches

Chicken Salad With Fresh Peaches

“Instead of the usual grapes and celery, try some fresh peaches and cucumber in chicken salad.” - Gretchen
Summer Spaghetti Salad

Summer Spaghetti Salad

“I made this last night for dinner and it was fantastic!! I wouldn't change a thing. And it's a great meal on these hot & humid days!” - Steven