10 Copycat Chicken Salad Recipes

So you're craving a Panera chicken caesar salad, but already changed into your PJ's? It's time to whip up your own version at home (for a fraction of the cost!) with these copycat chicken salad recipes.

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Inspired by: Panera Chicken Caesar Salad

This classic handheld with tender chicken, Parmesan cheese and chopped Caesar croutons features the perfect amount of dressing for a tasty meal any night. Nancy Pratt - Longview, TX

By the way, here’s how to make a copycat Panera bread bowl at home.

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Inspired by: Wendy's Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

My favorite memory of eating this dish was when my mom made it for lunch on weekends when we were home from school and could have something other than "brown bag" lunches. Happy memories of childhood and late summer days just make this salad extra special. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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Inspired by: Chick fil-A Chicken Salad

This recipe is incredibly easy to make, and your family will love it. The sweet pickle relish gives it its signature taste. I like to use a thick, crusty oat bread for this sandwich. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
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Southwest Chicken Salad

My husband loves salads, and this flavorful chicken recipe is easy, nutritious and very tasty. Serve it over greens, tucked in a pita or rolled up in a tortilla. —Sara Hobbs, West Tawakoni, Texas
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Inspired by: Wendy's Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad full size

This is one of my go-to meals when I want a fun dinner. I love the spicy Asian flavors against the cool lettuce and the added crunch of peanuts and water chestnuts. —Brittany Allyn, Nashville, Tennessee
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Inspired by: Taco Bell's Cantina Power Bowl with Chicken

If I don't have any tostada shells on hand for this speedy salad, I just heat taco shells, break them in half and lay them flat on the plates. It works just as well. Great Southwest flavor! —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
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Inspired by: Wendy's BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

High in protein and low in fat, this scrumptious salad has become one of my husband’s and my favorite, simple and quick meals. —Kim Pohlman, Coldwater, Ohio
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Inspired by: Burger King's Chicken Club Salad

Featuring all the fun fixings for a BLT chicken sandwich, this salad is so lovable. I can prep the ingredients ahead of time and just throw it together at the last minute. Barbecue sauce in the dressing gives it unexpected flavor. Even picky eaters love my chicken salads. —Cindy Moore, Mooresville, North Carolina
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Inspired by: Panera Napa Almond Chicken Salad

Whether I make enough for just the two of us or increase the amounts for a social occasion, I always get a request for this recipe. There's a nice mixture of flavors with the pickles and ripe olives, and a good crunch from the celery.

Serve this sandwich along with a bowl of copycat Panera Greek lemon chicken soup.

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Inspired by: Chick fil-A Grilled Market Salad

We love adding grilled chicken to our salads in the summer, but the real star here is the vinaigrette made with blueberry preserves and maple syrup. This salad goes great with a fresh baguette and a frosty glass of minted lemonade. —Susan Gauthier, Falmouth, Maine

Carrie Madormo, RN
Now a freelance health and food writer, Carrie worked as a nurse for over a decade. When she isn't hunched over her laptop with a baby in hand, you will find her cooking her grandmother’s recipes, lacing up her running shoes or sipping coffee in the bathroom to hide from her three young children.