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12 of Grandma’s Best Chicken Salad Recipes

Who doesn't love some classic all-American chicken salad? Enjoy these creamy, crunchy, savory chicken salad recipes... just like Grandma used to make!

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Chicken Salad CroissantsTaste of Home

Chicken Salad Croissants

This tempting chicken salad that gets its special taste from Swiss cheese and pickle relish. It's a favorite of my brother, who insists I make it whenever he visits. —Laura Koziarski, Battle Creek, Michigan

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Chunky Chicken Salad with Grapes and PecansTaste of Home

Chunky Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

This chicken salad with grapes is ready in a snap when using rotisserie chicken and a few quick chops of pecans, sweet onion and celery. —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri

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Cashew Chicken Salad SandwichesTaste of Home

Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwiches

I think this is the best cashew chicken salad sandwich recipe around. It’s good for you and quick to make, and it has wonderful flavor. —Peggi Kelly, Fairbury, Nebraska

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Curried Chicken Salad with Pineapple and GrapesTaste of Home

Curried Chicken Salad with Pineapple and Grapes

This fun and flavorful beauty turns last night’s cooked chicken into a delightful salad that’s perfect for lunch. —Linda Bevill, Monticello, Arkansas

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Cucumber Chicken Salad SandwichesTaste of Home

Cucumber Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Dress up chicken salad with crunchy cucumber and dill for a summery sandwich that’s ready in just 10 minutes. If you’re watching salt, omit it from each handheld to save 295 mg per serving. —Eva Wright, Grant, Alabama

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Pineapple-Apple Chicken SaladTaste of Home

Pineapple-Apple Chicken Salad

This just might be the fastest chicken salad recipe ever! The fruit gives a sweet touch, the almonds a nice crunch, and the curry adds depth and color. —Priscilla Cote, New Hartford, New York

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Cool & Crunchy Chicken SaladTaste of Home

Cool & Crunchy Chicken Salad

When the weather sizzles, get your chill on with a cool chicken salad. Mine uses grapes, pecans and celery for that signature crunch. —Sarah Smiley, Bangor, Maine

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Cantaloupe Chicken Salad with Yogurt Chive DressingTaste of Home

Cantaloupe Chicken Salad with Yogurt Chive Dressing

It's hard to find recipes that four children and my husband love. That's why this is so special to our family. —Elizabeth King, Duluth, Minnesota

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Spinach Chicken SaladTaste of Home

Spinach Chicken Salad

Dazzle your hungry visitors with this crunchy salad. It showcases an interesting mixture of chicken, pasta, spinach and other vegetables. The delectable dressing complements the colorful ingredients. A hearty plateful makes a satisfying entree. —Janet Mooberry, Peoria, Illinois

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Raspberry Pecan Chicken SaladTaste of Home

Raspberry Pecan Chicken Salad

I gave this sweet-savory chicken salad a little zip with Chinese five-spice powder, which tastes a bit like pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle some on roasted carrots for an awesome meal. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

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Cashew-Curry Chicken SaladTaste of Home

Cashew-Curry Chicken Salad

My husband and I fell hard for the curried chicken salad from our grocery store deli, and I knew I could find a way to make something similar. This greek yogurt chicken salad has become one of our favorites to take on trips to the beach. —Janine Cooper-Moren, Portland, Oregon

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Cool Curried Chicken SaladTaste of Home

Cool Curried Chicken Salad

"Curry and mustard complement the sweet fruit and crunchy nuts in this guilt-free salad. I like on a bed of greens or whole wheat toast, or scooped up with apple slices. Instead of chicken breast, try store-bought rotisserie chicken." —Joanna Perdomo, Miami, Florida

Ceara Milligan
Ceara “Kiwi” Milligan is a professional marketing strategist and copywriter who is proud to call Milwaukee home. She loves baking, cooking, writing, listening to music, dancing, playing and hosting trivia, watching college basketball (Go Marquette!), telling lame jokes, and petting every dog that crosses her path.

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