8 Easy and Delicious Chicken Salad Recipes 0
8 Easiest and Most Delicious Chicken Salad Recipes - Perfect for a Healthy but Filling Dinner
Chicken salad is as diverse as it is delicious. With variations from all over the world, it’s difficult to pick one to make for your family’s dinner. We’ve found 6 of our favorite chicken salad recipes on the web and all are easy to make and tasty too!
Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon
"I just made this recipe for dinner. It was fabulous! Even my very picky hubby who isn’t a chicken fan loved it!" – Dawn
Mixing bacon in a chicken salad is a great addition to an already wonderful dish!
Fry a few slices of bacon until crispy and dice them into little pieces. Use the excess oil to cook two boneless and skinless chicken thighs seasoned with kosher salt and fresh rosemary over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.
Lay out chopped romaine lettuce, baby arugula, cherry tomatoes, chopped red onions and your crispy bacon. Slice the avocado and arrange on the salad followed by a pinch of the kosher salt on each slice.
Then slice the chicken thighs and add to your salad.
Mix Dijon mustard, olive oil, red wine vinegar, fresh rosemary and kosher salt to make your rosemary vinaigrette.
Pour over your salad and enjoy your low-carb yet still hearty and delicious chicken salad!
Chicken Fiesta Salad
"This is EXCELLENT! EASY, TASTY, & THE KIDS LOVED IT!" – Julie
Another international dish with a south of the border flavor perfect for the whole family!
Rub two chicken breasts with half of a packet of dry fajita seasoning.
Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat and fry the chicken for 8 minutes on each side.
Separately, in a large saucepan, mix a can of rinsed and drained black beans, a can of Mexican-style corn, salsa and the second half of the packet of dry fajita seasoning. Fry over medium heat until your mixture is warm.
Toss a package of mixed salad greens, chopped onions and a tomato, cut into wedges. Add your fried chicken and top with the black bean and corn mixture.
For a bit of flair, rather than buying premade salsa, make your own!
Caribbean Chicken Salad
"All the components of the salad come together perfectly." – Joanna
Transport yourself to the islands with this fun and flavorful recipe. Marinate chicken for a couple of hours in teriyaki marinade sauce.
Prepare your salsa by mixing chopped onions, tomatoes, jalapenos and fresh cilantro a small bowl and refrigerate.
Prepare your dressing by mixing just a bit of Dijon mustard, honey, sugar, vegetable oil, cider vinegar and lime juice in a small bowl and refrigerate as well.
With your chicken marinating and your salsa and dressing refrigerating, fire up the grill on high heat and cook the chicken for 6 to 8 minutes on each side.
Spoon your delicious salsa over salad greens followed by pineapple chunks. Break a cup of tortilla chips and spread over your salad and finish with a few strips of your teriyaki-flavored chicken strips and your dreamy dressing!
Curried Chicken Salad
"This was easy-peasy to make, and delicious, too!" – Alison
Show off your pro-level cooking skills with this easy yet delightful chicken salad! Roast the chicken breasts rubbed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper.
Remove the meat from the bones and dice into bite sized pieces.
Make your dressing by mixing your favorite mayonnaise, a little bit of dry white wine, chutney, curry powder and salt in a bowl until smooth. Thoroughly coat your roasted chicken with the dressing and add diced celery, chopped scallions, and raisins.
Refrigerate for a few hours then add cashews and serve!
Red Rice & Chicken Salad with Pomegranate & Feta
"This is a great recipe - so different and with a good mix of flavors." – Ruth
A wonderfully unique salad perfect for a summertime dinner!
Roast a small chicken and set aside for later.
Boil red Camargue rice in plenty of salted water then prepare the dressing by mixing the zest and juice from two lemons with olive oil, a pinch of caster sugar and your favorite seasoning.
After draining the rice, pour into a large bowl and thoroughly mix with the dressing.
After allowing the rice to soak, add your shredded chicken, almonds, a chunky-cut medium cucumber, chopped spring onions, feta cheese, a chopped pomegranate and finely chopped dill.
Mix again and serve to your favorite people!
Thai Minced Chicken Salad
"SO GOOD. So so good." – Charlie
Feeling international and looking for just a bit of spice? Then this Thai dish is perfect! Start by chopping lemongrass, lime leaves, red chilies, garlic cloves and a piece of ginger. Heat a wok over high heat and add vegetable oil and sesame oil followed by the lemongrass mixture.
Fry briefly before adding minced chicken and chili powder. Stir-fry the chicken and the tasty mixture for a bit then splash in some fish sauce. Lower the heat to allow the mixture to bubble then stir in a chopped red onion and cook for another minute.
Remove your spicy concoction from the heat and pour in lemon juice and a handful of chopped herbs. Finally, serve with 3 baby gem leaves, cucumber strips, beansprouts and a lime wedge.
Admire your work for a second then it’s time to eat!
Mustard Chicken Salad
"I just finished making this and it tastes AMAZING!" – Seonyi
This one is a great chicken salad recipe for mustard lovers or anyone looking for a spin on chicken salad!
Roast two chicken breasts rubbed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Add broccoli to already boiling salted water and cook until crisp tender and place the broccoli into a bowl of ice water to cool.
Make the dressing by mixing mayonnaise, dry white wine, Dijon mustard and whole-grain mustard in a bowl.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper to your preferred taste and add the chicken ensuring the chicken is good and moist. Mix in tarragon, broccoli and tomatoes then take a minute to decide how you spend the two hours needed to let the salad refrigerate.
Two productive hours later, serve at room temperature and enjoy!
Chicken and Orange Salad
"Yum my favorite salad recipe so far. Lovely flavor!" – Andi
Chicken salad with oranges and yogurt? Why not! Cut a couple of oranges removing the skin and white pith while reserving any juice in a bowl.
Combine your already cooked and thinly sliced chicken with a can of corn, salad greens, onions and the slices of the oranges.
Whisk Greek-style yogurt with mango chutney, curry paste and the reserved orange juice and splash over your salad followed with chopped pistachio kernels.
So delicious that you will forget that it’s also healthy!
9 of the Best Lemon Dinner Servings using Quick, Fast and Easy Recipes 0
9 of the Best Quick & Easy Lemon Dinner Recipes
You may be seeing lots of lemons in your local market at the moment and you might also be asking yourself how you can use these delicious, zesty fruits. Well, fortunately we have compiled some of the best and easiest recipes around that use lemon as their main ingredient. These recipes are wonderfully simple and should offer no trouble even for beginners.
1. Lemon Garlic Shrimp
“I can’t believe how easy you make preparing this lemon garlic shrimp. I always think it’s so hard. Thanks for the confidence boost.” - Laura
Garlic and lemon flavors balance each other while delivering a refreshing taste. Add this to shrimp and you've got a healthy seafood recipe that utilizes fresh lemons to perfection.
Preparation is simple allowing you to whip this one out quickly if you are short on time.
Prepare the shrimp, add some seasoning and ready the skillet by sautéing butter and garlic together. Add the shrimp to the pan and finally add pepper and lemon.
Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 5 minutes
2. Easy Lemon Lentil Soup
Need something hearty and healthy? Try out this soup that combines lentils and lemon for a perfect blend of refreshing zest with creamy taste. Each spoon you take is filled to the brim with flavor! Preparation is simple and will only take 5 minutes, then it's the easy job of simmering it for a further 45 minutes.
Ready the pan by heating up onion, garlic and hot pepper flakes for a couple of minutes. Once it’s ready sprinkle the remaining ingredients (except the lemon) and wait for it to boil. The final part is adding the lemon juice and spinach.
Preparing Time: 5 minutes & Cooking Time: 45 minutes
3. Easy Lemon Chicken
While this one looks a bit trickier than our usuals it is actually an extremely simple recipe to make. Simply prepare the chicken, ready the sauce and cook the chicken until golden brown.
Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 30 minutes
4. Five Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus
“What an absolutely beautiful chicken recipe, I am going to double up on the asparagus and serve this recipe to my dieting group on Tuesday night. I love this recipe, it is so clean.” - Cookingforkids
Try out this delicious and filling recipe that combines fantastic tasting lemon chicken with a healthy helping of crunchy asparagus.
This is another easy yet delicious recipe. You can also choose to either caramelize the lemon (which will leave it with a rather bitter taste) or use it as fresh garnishing. It’s up to your taste buds, but one thing is guaranteed, this will be a sure fire hit at the dinner table.
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
5. Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers
“I have made shiskabobs soooo many times, but this is the best! I really enjoyed the lemon pepper flavor! Thanks for a great recipe!” – Denise Cofer
Need something simple and easy to give your guests at a barbeque? This lemon pepper and chicken skewer recipe will be the perfect light and healthy dish to serve.
Preparation does involve marinating the chicken in advance but once that's done it's just a question of skewering the meat with the rest of the ingredients and drizzling olive oil over it, then you’re ready to grill this tasty outdoor favorite.
Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 20 minutes
6. Braised Lemon Chicken with Dill and Turmeric
This is a delicious and flavorful dish to serve the family. The combination of chicken, dill and turmeric alongside the zesty hit delivered by lemon pings all the right tastebuds.
Cooking is pretty simple with a little sauté here and a little bit of simmering there. You really don’t need to be a master chef in order to perfectly prepare this lovely dish.
Total Time: 45 minutes
7. Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Rosemary
“Made this recipe last night. It was delicious and will be a favorite in our house.” - CGirl
This is a little recipe that you can alter here and there to your liking. It can be cooked one way today and a completely different way tomorrow and it can also be used as a great go-to recipe when it's been a tough day and simplicity in the kitchen is a priority.
Arrange your chicken, potatoes, sliced onion and lemon neatly in a pan. Then mix together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, pour them over the top and pop the pan in the oven for an hour. There you have it, a delicious and filling meal for the whole family that you can change and experiment with as you want.
Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 60 minutes
8. Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs
“Made with boneless, skinless chicken tenders instead of thighs and it was delish. Rubbed ginger/lemon zest mix on one side and let rest for about 20 minutes, then cooked with that side up, turned and finished per directions.” – Mary Stanton
Here we have a delicious combination of chicken, ginger and lemon. The ginger and lemon really brings out an extra layer of flavor to the chicken creating a taste familiar to those of you who have enjoyed traditional Asian cuisines.
Preparation is all about preparing the lemon sauce, coating the chicken thighs with it, then cooking until nicely browned. Place the chicken on top of the serving plate, drizzle some of the left over sauce on the pan and garnish with lemon wedges and anything green and leafy.
Total Time: 35 minutes
9. Easy Lemon Pasta with Chicken
“To boost the flavor I added the left of one lemon to the pasta and pasta water as needed ... Quick and easy.” – Karyn Heller
This is a quick and easy dish that can be served at short notice yet still treat your family to something a little bit special for dinner.
Preparation involves cooking the pasta and chicken with a little pepper and salt. Once that’s done move on to preparing the sauce. Once the sauce is mixed and cooked you can then add the pasta and mix it all together. Afterwards it’s all about topping and garnishing with parsley and some lemon slices for added zesty taste.
Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 25 minutes