Here are top chicken salads that you are looking for!
A chicken salad can be a great lunch or light dinner option during summer. It’s both satiating and refreshing and can be served in sandwiches, rolls or simply on its own. So here are, in my opinion, the best chicken salads that everyone should try this season.
Waldorf chicken salad first started as a fruit salad with a light mayonnaise dressing. Then somewhere along the way chicken got added and created this wonderful dish. This salad has some very interesting ingredients, including red grapes and toasted walnuts that give it a quite complex flavor. The dressing is half plain Greek yogurt, half mayo which makes for a lighter meal with fewer calories.
Start by combining together cubed chicken breast, sliced celery, halved grapes, cubed green apple and walnuts. Add the dressing of mayo, yogurt, lemon juice and zest, plus seasoning. Mix well and refrigerate until serving. This salad can sit in the fridge for 3 to 4 days which makes it great for meal prep as well.
Classic hot chicken salad is an option more suited for a cool summer evening when you want something warm and comforting but don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen. This dish has the ingredients of a regular casserole but without the addition of excess carbs. To make it combine cooked cubed chicken breast, sliced celery, mayo, toasted slivered almonds, and chopped onion. Then mix in the toasted breadcrumbs. Transfer to a baking dish, sprinkle with cheese, more breadcrumbs and melted butter. Serve the prepared dish with rice, green salad or steamed vegetables.
Buffalo chicken salad is an awesome way to experience the spicy taste without the excess calories. It’s easy to prepare, has a ton of vegetables and grilled chicken that is so juicy and flavorful. This recipe uses ranch dressing but you can choose your favorite one instead.
To make it add raw cubed chicken to a grill basket and cook it, brushing with buffalo sauce from time to time. Then place it in a bowl with hot sauce and assemble the salad of lettuce leaves with grilled corn, red onion, avocado slices and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle the dressing on top and serve right away!
Add a small but interesting twist to a classic chicken and mayo salad by adding fresh herbs to it like basil, parsley, chives and dill. Use roasted chicken instead of boiled for a mouthwatering combination!
Oriental chicken salad takes on a different approach to this type of dishes. Here the chicken is deep fried in breadcrumbs and served with fresh cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, sliced almonds, and dry chow mein. Combine it with a honey oriental dressing and this salad is bound to become one of your favorites.
Let’s finish it off with a comforting chicken and rice salad that is a perfect combo of carbs and protein served on romaine lettuce. It’s super quick and easy to prepare with some store-bought ingredients and can a great picnic option!