9 Easy Chicken Salad Recipes

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

If you attend a tea party, shower, or luncheon in the South, you will mostly be enjoying some delicious chicken salad. Chicken salad is a traditional Southern food that can be made an infinite number of ways. In this collection of 9 Easy Chicken Salad Recipes, you will find easy recipes that will help you discover your favorite way to make this deli salad classic. The best thing about these chicken salad recipes is that they can be made in a flash and then enjoyed for lunch all week long.

Easy Chicken Salad Recipes

9 Easy Chicken Salad Recipes

Cranberry Chicken SaladToasted Pecan Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad with Grapes - If you love chicken salad, then you are sure to love this easy recipe that combines chicken with mayonnaise, celery, grapes, and pecans. The great thing about this recipe is that you can easily adjust the seasoning and texture to suit your preferences.
 

Potpourri of Chicken - This recipe for chicken salad has everything but the kitchen sink in it! Celery, apples, green onions, pecans, and basil are all part of what makes this recipe for chicken salad ridiculously delicious.
 

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad (pictured above left) - For a chicken salad recipe that combines both sweet and savory flavors, give this recipe for Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad a try. You won't believe how creamy and refreshing this delightful chicken salad recipe is.
 

Toasted Pecan Chicken Salad (pictured above right) - Many people poach their chicken when making chicken salad, but this recipe for Toasted Pecan Chicken Salad calls for roasting the chicken so that the salad has the maximum amount of flavor.


For more creamy deli salad recipes, check out 6 Best Potato Salad Recipes.


Low-Maintenance Chicken SaladTraditional Southern Chicken Salad

Low-Maintenance Chicken Salad (pictured above left) - This back-to-basics chicken salad recipe combines four simple ingredients for a chicken salad that is creamy, flavorful, and great for serving on greens or bread. The best thing about this Low-Maintenance Chicken Salad recipe is that you can always have the ingredients to make it on-hand.


Healthy Chicken Salad - No one can deny that Southern chicken salad is wonderful, but no one can deny that it isn't very waistline-friendly. This easy chicken salad recipe allows you to enjoy a chicken salad sandwich without the guilt and calories. Plain Greek yogurt is the secret ingredient that helps lighten up this Southern staple.
 

Traditional Southern Chicken Salad (pictured above right) - This recipe for Traditional Southern Chicken Salad will remind you of the chicken salad that you grew up eating. Finely chopped chicken is combined with hard-boiled eggs, sweet pickle cubes, and several other secret ingredients to make the best Southern chicken salad ever.


Check out our full collection of 17 Creamy and Dreamy Deli Salad Recipes for even more delicious deli salads.


Harvest Chicken Salad - Since chicken salad is traditionally made with mayonnaise, it is occasionally very heavy. This recipe for Harvest Chicken Salad is a light and fresh alternative to heavier chicken salad recipes because it is made with a combination of Greek yogurt and mayonnaise. Fresh dill also helps give this chicken salad a very bright and refreshing flavor.
 

Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches - This recipe for Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches can be made in as little as fifteen minutes, making it a great option for a quick weekday lunch. Leftover chicken is combined with a dressing made from avocado, Greek yogurt, and salsa for a unique and flavorful recipe for chicken salad.


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