I think you, like me, love to cook salads not only on holidays, but also on weekdays. In addition, there is nothing better than a hearty and delicious chicken salad. It can also be light with fresh vegetables and a complete lunchtime meal with something hearty like potatoes or legumes.

We start looking for the simplest and most delicious salads with chicken when we get a little tired of our own recipes, and we want something new, but just as tasty and inexpensive. If you are planning a family holiday or just your soul requires a delicious salad, then a small selection of interesting and simple salads with chicken will come in handy.

We will analyze each recipe step by step, and for clarity, I attach a photo of the finished salad with chicken.

Simple and delicious salad Olivier with chicken

Chicken salads - simple and tasty recipes, for every day and holidays

When you think of a simple chicken salad, do you think of classic holiday salads from domestic cuisine? If suddenly not, then take a fresh look at Olivier salad, because it can be prepared with chicken, not sausage, as most of us are used to. This creates a familiar taste and new notes at the same time. Still, chicken meat gives the salad its "sound". In addition, it is the chicken that will become the closest to the original recipe of Olivier from hazel grouse.

We don't have hazel grouses, but we have everything you need to make a delicious chicken salad.

You will need:

  • chicken meat (breast or boneless thighs) - 500 grams,
  • potatoes - 4-5 pieces of medium size,
  • green peas - 1 can,
  • eggs - 4-5 pieces,
  • carrots - 2 pieces,
  • fresh cucumbers (or pickled) - 4 pieces of medium size or 2 large.
  • mayonnaise - 100 grams,
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • greens optional.


1. Chicken must be boiled in advance until cooked. If you are not using the breast, but for example meat from the thighs or legs, then separate the meat from the bones and skin. Cut it into small cubes.

2. Boil potatoes for salad. It can be cooked both in its uniform and already peeled. Choose according to your taste, but be sure to cool it down before adding it to the salad.

3. Boil hard-boiled eggs and cut them into small cubes. Add to a misa or saucepan with potatoes and chicken.

4. Open the green peas and drain the liquid. Put the peas in the salad bowl too.

5. Carrots must be cooked in the same way in advance. If you are boiling potatoes in their skins, you can put the carrots in the same saucepan, only you will have to pull them out a little earlier so that they are not overcooked. After all, carrots are cooked faster than potatoes. Cool carrots, cut into cubes and add to salad.

6. Cucumbers must be cut into cubes. You can use both fresh cucumbers and pickles in this salad. Olive with pickles will not need additional salt, keep this in mind.

7. Mix all the ingredients of the Olivier salad with chicken, salt and pepper to your taste, season with mayonnaise. You can sprinkle with fresh herbs or even add them to a salad. For example, it will be delicious with green onions.

Bon Appetit!

Unusual salad with chicken, pineapple and tangerines

Chicken salads - simple and tasty recipes, for every day and holidays

This salad is quite exotic, but the taste is simply amazing. In addition to pineapples, you can also add fresh tangerines to it. On New Year's Eve, this salad will simply be the salvation of the hostess who wants to surprise the guests who are bored from the monotonous cuisine.

For this salad you will need:

  • chicken fillet - 500 grams,
  • canned pineapples - 1 can,
  • fresh tangerines - 3-4 pieces,
  • hard cheese - 150 grams,
  • greens for decoration,
  • salt, pepper and mayonnaise.


1. Boil the chicken. Boil it for no more than half an hour and do not forget to add salt to the water, chicken salted during cooking will be tastier in a salad. If you are using other parts of the chicken instead of the breast, remove the bones and do not add the skin to the salad.

Cut the chicken into medium sized pieces. It is best to rely on the fact that the pieces of all ingredients will be the same size.

2. Remove the pineapples from the jar and cut them into smaller pieces. Pineapple rings are great for cutting into small cubes. If you took pineapple slices, you can reduce these slices by cutting in half, or you can keep their original size.

By the way! You can also use fresh pineapple in this simple chicken salad. In this case, it must be peeled, cut into circles, and then into smaller pieces. Such a salad will be a little less sweet, since a lot of sugar is added when canning pineapples.

3. Peel the tangerines and disassemble them into wedges. Remove thin skin from each wedge if it is too thick and noticeable. If the tangerines are small and with a thin film, you do not need to do this. Cut each wedge in half and add to the salad.

4. Grate the cheese on a coarse grater and combine with all other ingredients in a large bowl.

5. Salt and pepper the resulting salad, season with mayonnaise and sprinkle with fresh herbs. Leaves of green lettuce laid on a plate are well suited for decoration.

This chicken salad has a very unusual sweet and salty taste, but if you are a fan of chicken and pineapple salads, then you will definitely like it.

Chicken for a delicious and simple salad does not have to be boiled. If you are a smoked chicken lover, then this recipe is literally made for you. Of course, you can take boiled chicken, but it will taste completely different.

For such a salad you will need:

  • smoked chicken breast - 2 pieces,
  • carrots - 200 grams,
  • hard cheese - 150 grams,
  • fresh tomatoes - 2 pieces,
  • mayonnaise for dressing,
  • salt and pepper to taste.

Cooking, see the detailed video:

Hearty chicken salad for every day - with mushrooms, potatoes and pickled cucumbers

Chicken salads - simple and tasty recipes, for every day and holidays

Such a delicious and satisfying chicken salad can easily replace a whole lunch or dinner. But it's not a shame to put it on the festive table, especially if you want to feed your guests well and at the same time save on expensive products.

For this salad, you can also use frozen mushrooms collected in the summer and store fresh champignons. Canned champignons in their own juice are also suitable, then they do not need additional processing, just put them in a salad.

But most of all, I like the option with fresh champignons, there is something in these mushrooms that goes perfectly with chicken meat.

For cooking you will need:

  • chicken fillet - 400 grams,
  • potatoes - 3 pieces,
  • mushrooms (champignons) - 200 grams,
  • pickled cucumbers - 150 grams,
  • mayonnaise - 100 grams,
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onions.


1. Boil the chicken in salted water. Half an hour will be enough. Cool it down and cut into small pieces.

2. Boil potatoes until tender and cut into cubes.

3. Remove the cucumbers from the marinade, let them drain slightly and also finely cut into cubes or quarters of the ring.

4. Cut fresh champignons into larger pieces than the rest of the ingredients, as they will decrease during frying. Pour some oil into a preheated pan and fry the mushrooms until the juice evaporates from them and a light brown crust appears.

5. Finely chop the green onion.

6. Mix all the ingredients in a salad bowl and season with mayonnaise. Try for saltiness and add salt if necessary. Still, pickled cucumbers are already salted, and if the chicken was cooked with salt, then it too. Don't oversalt the salad.

This simple and delicious salad will be one of the first to be eaten, and at a family dinner, the household will definitely ask for more. Try it!

Light salad with chicken breast and green olives

Chicken salads - simple and tasty recipes, for every day and holidays

When you want to cook some kind of light chicken salad that will satisfy a little hunger, but at the same time will not harm the figure, then the option with chicken and green olives is ideal. Your guests will also be able to appreciate its simplicity and originality, because this is not the most obvious combination of products, but at the same time it is very tasty. Another important plus is that such a delicious and wait-and-see chicken salad will not empty your wallet.

The ingredients in it are extremely simple, and cooking will take a little more than half an hour, and then only because the chicken must be boiled or fried in advance.

For a salad with chicken and olives you will need (for 2 servings):

  • chicken breast - 2 pieces,
  • canned olives - 1 jar,
  • celery stalk - 3 pieces,
  • green onions - 2-3 arrows,
  • mayonnaise - 100 grams,
  • lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
  • salt and pepper to taste.


1. Chicken breast must be boiled and cooled in advance. You can also fry it in a pan or grill. Cut it into pieces.

2. Cut the fresh and crispy celery stalk into non-thick slices.

3. Remove the olives from the jar, leaving the marinade. Cut each olive into circles. By the way, you can also use olives with fillings. Choose your favorite flavor, I only recommend using green olives, not black olives, which we call olives.

4. Chop the green onion very finely.

5. Mix all the chicken salad ingredients in a bowl.

6. Make a sauce with mayonnaise, a teaspoon of lemon juice and two teaspoons of olive marinade.

7. Season the salad with salt and pepper, taking into account the salinity of the pickled olives. It is better to try the salad for salinity before this. Season with cooked sauce. Can be served at the table.

Bon Appetit!

A simple recipe for a delicious salad with chicken, prunes, cucumbers and nuts

Chicken salads - simple and tasty recipes, for every day and holidays

If you're browsing through simple and delicious chicken salads and haven't stumbled across prune salads yet, then this is a miracle. This dried fruit has long won its rightful place among the popular ingredients in chicken salads. It's all about how it combines perfectly and sets off the taste of chicken meat. If you look closely at many of the recipes, a slight sweet note is seen very often in salads. In addition to the fact that the salad with chicken and prunes will be delicious, it will also be useful.

Unlike an exotic salad with chicken and pineapple, the sweet note won't be as pronounced, and the nutty flavor will perfectly complement it.

To prepare a salad with chicken and prunes, you will need:

  • chicken fillet - 400 grams,
  • prunes - 300 grams,
  • cucumbers - 1-2 pieces (depending on size),
  • walnuts - 150 grams,
  • chicken eggs - 2 pieces,
  • processed cheese - 1 piece,
  • sour cream - 100 grams,
  • salt, pepper to taste,
  • greens for decoration.


1. Boil chicken for salad, chill and cut into medium-sized pieces. Do not use the skin and other parts in the salad, they will not taste too good.

2. Cool hard-boiled eggs well and peel them. Then cut them into cubes, for example with an egg cutter. Or you can cut it into straw if the rest of the salad is larger.

3. Soak prunes in hot water until soft. Then cool and chop finely.

4. Wash the cucumbers, cut the tails and chop into strips.

5. Chilled processed cheese grate on a coarse grater.

6. Mix all ingredients in a salad bowl, salt and pepper. Then fill with sour cream and refrigerate for half an hour, so that the chicken and prune platter is infused. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.

Bon Appetit!

Salad with chicken, corn and cheese for the holiday and for every day

Chicken salads - simple and tasty recipes, for every day and holidays

Another simple and delicious chicken salad that's practically versatile. Perfect for just lunch or dinner, as well as a festive table and the sudden arrival of guests. This is because the ingredients of such a salad are quite unpretentious and are very often available on the shelves and in the refrigerator at home.

A jar of canned corn and a slice of bread for rusks can be found in almost every home, the main thing is that there is chicken, best of all is fillet.

For cooking you will need:

  • chicken breast (or fillet of another part of the body) - 300 grams (2 pcs),
  • hard cheese - 200 grams,
  • white bread - 200 grams,
  • canned corn - 1 can,
  • mayonnaise - 100 grams,
  • salt, pepper and herbs to taste.


1. Cut the boiled and cooled chicken fillet into cubes or small cubes. Fillet can also be used stewed or fried, it will interestingly change the taste of the whole salad.

2. Make croutons from the bread. To do this, cut the bread into cubes and dry it in a pan or oven at a low temperature until they are browned and begin to crunch.

3. Cut the cheese into cubes comparable in size to chicken and croutons.

4. Drain the corn. Then mix all the ingredients of the salad, season with mayonnaise and add salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish the salad with fresh herbs and serve.

All simple and delicious salads with chicken combine our most favorite products that we use on the table every day, as well as prepare treats for guests on holidays. Tomatoes and cucumbers are classic salad vegetables that, thanks to greenhouses and greenhouses, we can eat all year round.

Chicken for such a salad can be taken both boiled and fried or smoked. The taste will remain excellent and I highly recommend you try this recipe.

With this recipe, I want to finish my small collection of simple and delicious chicken salads. But I promise I will definitely do similar with our other favorite dishes.

Things to know (Q&A)

How does Paula Deen make chicken salad?

Properly stored, chicken salad will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Is chicken salad good after 5 days?

Properly stored, chicken salad will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.