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Chicken can be used in all types of salads, such as pasta or a green salad. This page contains chicken salad recipes.


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March 5, 20113 found this helpful

This is a fast and easy chicken salad with amazing flavor. Serve it in pitas, tortillas, on whole grain bread, or in lettuce wraps.



Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, and curry powder. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate 2 hours or more to blend flavors.


Servings: 6
Time:10 minutes Minutes Preparation Time

By Paul from Ivydale, WV

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September 17, 2009

I happened on this when I had some chicken salad left, but not enough to serve 3 people since my son's return home to finish his degree at a local university.

I had some fresh cauliflower in the refrigerator and a couple of boiled eggs. I chopped up the eggs and then finely chopped the cauliflower, adding a bit of ranch dressing - and voila! No one was the wiser and it tasted great! Besides the taste, it also made the chicken salad more nutritious.

By Linda from Zeeland, MI

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June 30, 2016

I love crisp cold crunchy chicken salad. I like it on a lettuce leaf, in a pita pocket with lettuce & tomato, or topped on a plate of salad. It is a wonderful cold summertime meal, though I do make it once in a while other times of year.



  • 2 thin boneless skinless chicken breasts fillets (About 1 pound)
  • 1 carton (32 oz.) chicken broth
  • celery, chopped (for the broth)
  • 1 stalk small onion, chopped (for the broth)
  • 1/8 tsp. each; sage, basil, black pepper, salt, thyme, rosemary and a bay leaf (for the broth)
  • Hellman's Mayonnaise, add more if you like more mayo
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp celery, minced (in chopper)
  • 2 stalks fresh basil leafs, rolled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, diced small
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt or Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp sugar


  1. Using a large saucepan, add chicken broth and thawed rinsed chicken.
  2. Add the seasonings, celery and onion to the broth. Let this boil for about 30 minutes until chicken is tender and falling apart.
  3. Remove chicken onto a plate to cool.
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  5. Pour the broth into a bowl to cool. Cover and freeze this chicken broth for another time. It is all seasoned and ready to use.
  6. I use my clean hands to break the chicken apart, and shred it. I prefer it shredded than in large pieces or chunks of chicken.
  7. Put chicken into a mixing bowl. Add celery, cucumber, fresh basil, dill, black pepper, seasoning salt, sugar, cider vinegar and mayonnaise.
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  9. Stir very well until mixed. Chill for at least an hour before serving.
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May 21, 20122 found this helpful
This is yummy to use for butter lettuce or flour tortilla wraps!


  • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, or more to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • salt to taste


Bring water to a boil in a pot, add chicken, reduce heat to low and poach until no longer pink in the center, about 15 to 20 minutes, remove from water, let cool and then dice.

Mix the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, paprika, and chili powder in a large bowl, gently stir in the eggs, celery, onion, and diced chicken.

Season with hot sauce and salt to taste, cover and chill for at least one hour to allow flavors meld.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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June 2, 2015

I love homemade chicken salad. I finally have tweaked it to the point where it is the best I have eaten.

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October 24, 2011

Love this on lettuce or in a sandwich.

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January 27, 2011

Put gelatin in cold water. Dissolve over hot water. Add chicken broth and mix all of ingredients together and chill. Serves 12-15.

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January 17, 2011

Try this nutritious, hearty salad!

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February 1, 20070 found this helpful

Hello all! I'm having a great time at this site! It's awesome to be able to share some of my vegetarian ideas. My youngest daughter and I don't eat meat, but still like the taste and idea of chicken bits in a salad.

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June 20, 20050 found this helpful

Jazz up your favorite chicken salad recipe with bacon! Fry bacon crisp. Serve a scoop of chicken salad on a bed of lettuce, top with crumbled bacon for an elegant summer dinner!

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February 8, 2017

For a nice change of pace, add some curry the next time you make chicken salad. Penzeys makes a mild curry, called sweet curry, which I enjoy.

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December 26, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making Vietnamese chicken salad (goi ga). This delicious chicken salad is fresh with Asian herbs and seasonings.

Vietnamese Chicken Salad (Goi Ga)

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September 22, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about basil chicken salad recipes. The slightly peppery sweet flavor of basil lends itself to pairing with chicken for a tasty salad.

Basil Chicken Salad

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July 12, 2012

This is what I like to think of as a classic chicken salad recipe. Very, very tasty! Great for these hot weather days!

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April 29, 2012

A protein rich summer meal idea.

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June 21, 2011

This is a favorite of mine. Nice because it is good as a salad or in a sandwich. I prefer mine not in the sandwich but just plain.

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October 30, 2008

In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise with paprika and seasoned salt. Blend in dried cranberries, celery, bell pepper, onion, and nuts. Add chopped chicken, and mix well.

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October 2, 2008

For salsa, in a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; chill until serving. In a large skillet, saute the chicken, garlic, cumin, onion powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper and salt in oil until heated through.

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August 12, 2008

Texture should be creamy but thick enough to scoop with Wheat Thins. You may need to add a little more mustard or mayo depending on the texture.

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April 16, 2008

Mix and serve this tasty salad your way.

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March 27, 2008

Place the washed chicken breasts in a flat baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 250 degrees F for 1 hour or until tender. Cool and remove bone and skin.

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July 25, 2007

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, green pepper, pickle relish, carrot and pimientos. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper; spoon over chicken mixture and toss to coat.

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March 25, 20050 found this helpful

Recreate those expensive restaurant fried chicken salads at home, quickly and easily.

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Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 0 found this helpful
May 11, 2007

I am looking for the recipe to Arby's Chicken Salad or Bi-Lo Grocery Store's Chicken Salad.

Sarah from Chattanooga, TN

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 11, 20070 found this helpful

I don't have that one but I have another great one that is similar.

Fruited Chicken Salad

2 c. cooked chicken, diced

1/2 c. celery, diced fine

1/2 Miracle Whip

1/4 c. chopped pecans

1/2 c. canned pineapple tidbits

Mix all together. If you like your salad a bit "wetter" then add more miracle whip.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 12, 20070 found this helpful

As to the amount of each ingredient, use your own judgement. But here is the list of ingredients for Arby's chicken salad sandwich (my favorite fast food sandwich!)

Diced grilled chicken, apples, red grapes, celery, toasted pecans and mayo. Served on honey wheat bread with green leaf lettuce.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 24, 20070 found this helpful

i use to work for bilo here is the recipe

1 whole rotisserie chicken. any kind let cool



1 red onion



its very simple.most people think they use a whole lot of stuff in it but they don't the chicken is what gives it a good flavor

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By 0 found this helpful
June 29, 2013

Years ago I used to make a chicken salad using cashews and I think a dry package of ranch dressing and it was stuffed in a tomato shell. It made a beautiful presentation especially if served on a black plate with green lettuce. Does anyone have this recipe or something similar?

By Kathy from Sylvania, OH

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

I haven't seen that, but what about chicken salad with cashews or pecans and chopped seedless grapes? This could be put into large pasta shells or served with crackers or in a flaky croissant.

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

This is from the makers of Hidden Valley dressing;

https://www.hid  y-chicken-salad/

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By 0 found this helpful
January 4, 2005

A few years a go at my daughters baby shower, we served a chicken salad on mini croissants that was wonderful. My youngest daughter will be getting married soon and she is wanting to have the same food served at the reception. The problem is that I can not find the recipe anywhere.

All I can remember about it is we used boneless chicken breasts chopped, mandarin oranges, almond slivers and shallots. I do not remember if there are any additional ingredients or what the quantities are. I do know that it was a wonderful recipe and if anyone is lucky enough to have it I would appreciate your sharing!! I will continue to look for it as well and if I happen to find it I will post it.



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By guest (Guest Post)
January 5, 20050 found this helpful

I am not sure if this is the recipe that you are looking for but it is really good and can be made with or without pasta.

Mandarin chicken Salad


1 teaspoon finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger root

1 garlic clove, pressed

1/3 cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar

&frac; cup orange juice

&frac; cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 envelope Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix

2 teaspoons sugar

For Dressing, finely chop gingerroot, press garlic. Mix all ingredients above, cover, refrigerate until ready to eat.


8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta

&frac; cucumber, scored, seeded and sliced

&frac; cup diced red bell pepper

&frac; cup chopped red onion

1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach leaves

1 can (11 ounces) mandarin orange segments, drained

2 cups diced cooked chicken (I buy precooked, marinated and cut up  ready to use)

&frac; cup sliced almonds, toasted

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January 5, 20050 found this helpful

i was looking to see if I might fill in the "&frac;" for the last recipe. Anytime a symbol is used for a fraction, our system doesn't translate it so it looks like that. They should be 1/4, 1/2 or other fractions.

I couldn't find the recipe that Ellen posted but did find a few more:

Here are a couple of really different recipes for Mandarin Chicken Salad:  com/az/67689.asp

http://www.razz  hicken-salad.htm

and some other Chicken Salad recipes:

http://www.bett  lad_recipes.html

Hopefully Ellen comes back and notices that the ingredients have the funny "&frac;" so we an find out the actual fractions for the ingredients.

Susan from ThriftyFun

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January 27, 20110 found this helpful

Yummy for tortilla wrap sammies.


  • 4 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 2 cups celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews or almonds, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Lemon juice to taste


Mix all ingredients and serve as desired.

By Deeli from Richland, WA


Chicken Salad

This sounds absolutely delicious Deeli. It's a keeper for sure, and earns you another "thumbs up".
Thank you for sharing with us.


By PookaRina

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September 27, 20100 found this helpful


  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup cut chicken
  • 1/2-1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 cup shoestring potatoes


Mix everything together except shoestring potatoes. Add them just before serving. Serve on crisp lettuce leaf.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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August 31, 20100 found this helpful

The ingredients I usually use in my chicken salad, eggs, pickles, etc., just were not pleasing my taste buds. I opened a can of chicken and began to add apple and one thing led to another, and now I am addicted to my new chicken salad recipe! Hope you enjoy as much as I do!


  • 2 large cans of chunk white chicken, drained
  • 2 medium to large apples, diced
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise - the amount used is a personal preference.
  • 2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. course ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar or artificial sweetener
  • dried cranberries
  • walnuts


Drain the chicken and place in a large mixing bowl. Chop the apple into pieces the size of half a grape. Add mayonnaise, mustard, pepper, and sugar.

Mix well and refrigerate. Best if it sits at least one hour.

Serve on top of spring mix, then top with dried cranberries and walnuts or of course you can eat it without the greens!

Don't forget to top with the cranberries and walnuts!


By greenliving from Pontotoc, MS


Chicken Salad

We had a salad/dessert potluck at church last Sunday and I took a bite of this very dish! It was fabulous. I happened to be at the table of the lady who made it. She told me that she used canned chicken breast and added a bit of salt and pepper.

Added dried fruit...which I saw cranberries. In it was walnuts, a bit of mayo and then she covered it with honey. It was the best tasting salad ever!

By kghsave

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July 27, 20100 found this helpful


  • 1 large chicken cooked and cut up
  • 1 1/4 cups raw rice (3 cups cooked)
  • 1 pint mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups grapes, halved (green or red)
  • 1 1/2 cups mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt


Marinate chicken in oil, orange juice, vinegar, and salt. Cool cooked rice. Mix all ingredients together and chill.

By Robin from Washington, Ia

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October 15, 20090 found this helpful

As requested by several members.

Boil 3 boneless chicken breast in 2 cans of chicken broth, don't add any water.
Cook until done. Remove from broth (save broth for soup, etc.). Shred or chop chicken

Mix together:

  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 small can sliced olives
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to your taste

Add chicken and mix together. Refrigerate for several hours to let flavors blend

This is my one and only, and favorite sister's basic recipe. :) You can add or subtract whatever ingredients you want. This is the way I like it.

I don't like chicken (I only eat it fried, bad for me I know) or turkey for that matter. I (really) don't like boiled chicken but I will eat this. It's the best I've tasted in my 64 years. She makes it for us about once a week. It's simple and basic, I do hope you enjoy it.

By Ellen from Taft, CA

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October 15, 20090 found this helpful


  • 1 small chicken
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/4 cup diced pickles (sweet gerkins)


Cook chicken in water, orange juice and nutmeg in a large pan. Simmer until chicken is very tender. Cool and refrigerate. Later remove bones. Cut meat into bite-size pieces. Add mayonnaise, celery and onions. Serve on lettuce leaf and sprinkle with paprika.

By Robin

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October 15, 20090 found this helpful

Mix all ingredients well and chill at least 1 hour before serving. Great on croissants! A party favorite!

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October 15, 20090 found this helpful

Combine all but chips or noodles. Chill 2 hours. Add chips before serving on lettuce leaf.

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