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10 Tasty Chicken Salad Recipes for Summer

I used to think that chicken salad was only made one way. My Mom made it with mayonnaise and celery and salt and pepper and that was it. Of course, it was awesome, but it was only later in life did I realize that it was so flexible. You can add nearly anything you want to chicken salad. You can flavor it with add-ins, spices, yogurt, and all kinds of cooked chicken. There are nearly infinite possibilities. Chicken salad is awesome for summer so now is the best time to brush up on your chicken salad recipes. Here are a few favorites to get you inspired!

  • 10 Tasty Chicken Salad Recipes for Summer 1 of 11
    10 Chicken Salad Recipes for Summer
  • Fresh Farm Stand Chicken Salad 2 of 11
    farmstand chicken salad

    This awesome chicken salad is made with fresh vegetables straight from the farm. It is lightened up for guilt-free summer eating!

    Photo: Dawn Viola

  • Walnut Tarragon Chicken Salad 3 of 11
    Walnut Tarragon Chicken Salad

    Fresh herbs and crunchy toasted nuts are a great way to flavor chicken salad. Serve this over a slice of fresh bread or toast for a light summer meal.

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Blueberry Almond Chicken Salad 4 of 11
    Blueberry Almond Chicken Salad

    This awesome chicken salad is flavored with fresh seasonal berries and toasty almonds. You'll love it for summer. Keep it light and serve it on a leaf of fresh lettuce.

    Photo: Angie McGowan

  • Sweet and Salty Chicken Salad 5 of 11
    sweet and salty chicken salad

    This incredible chicken salad is one of the best things for pregnant women. Why? It is crunchy from the celery, sweet from the grapes, and herbaceous from the tarragon. All the flavors to satisfy every craving! Even if you are not pregnant you will still love it!

    Photo: Steve Curtis

  • Thai Chicken Salad 6 of 11
    Thai chicken Salad

    Chicken salad can also be lightened up with this healthy recipe. Add some Thai flavors and serve it on a cracker as an appetizer!

    Photo: Jennifer Leal

  • Chicken Salad with Grapes 7 of 11
    chicken salad with grapes

    This classic chicken salad is very simple and is perfect for kids. It is a really easy recipe to make and would be great for people unsure about making chicken salad in the first place. Whip it up with kids and enjoy on a toasted bun!

    Photo: Jaime

  • Classic Chicken Salad with Cranberries 8 of 11
    Chicken Salad with Cranberries

    Chicken salad tastes amazing when flavored with dried cherries or cranberries. Make this easy recipe and serve it up on pita for a summer lunch or light supper!

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Chipotle Chicken Salad 9 of 11
    Chipotle Chicken Salad

    Did you know that hummus is a great way to flavor chicken salad? Try this super simple recipe and add spiced hummus for a welcome kick of flavor!

    Photo: Jennifer Leal

  • Cherry Walnut Chicken Salad 10 of 11
    Cherry Walnut Chicken Salad

    Chicken salad is awesome when flavored with toasted walnuts and dried fruit. Try making this simple recipe with leftover chicken and serve it on a baguette!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Curry Chicken Salad 11 of 11
    curry chicken salad

    This awesome recipe is chock full of amazing flavor from the peas, coconut, peanuts, and curry. You will love all the texture and color and everyone will go wild for it!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

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