Chicken salad: recipes and tips
Tasty and fresh, chicken salad is a great summer classic: when temperatures rise and the desire to cook goes on vacation, this dish is an appetizing solution for a quick, hearty meal full of flavors.
Chicken is an ally to create tasty recipes… and chicken salad is an excellent solution to use this ingredient in an always different way! It’s an anti-waste dish that gives new life to the remains of this delicious poultry.
Chicken salad lends itself to a myriad of interpretations. If chicken meat is always the main ingredient of this dish, you can create always different and delicious salads, based on seasonal, colorful and fresh ingredients. So, open the fridge and let your culinary creativity run free!
If you’re looking for ideas and recipes, here are our tips for making delicious chicken salads.
How to choose and cook chicken?
One of the secrets to making a great chicken salad is choosing quality ingredients, starting with the meat. Lean and rich in nutritional properties, chicken meat is highly valued for its lightness. It is a high-protein, low-fat food perfect for those on a low-calorie diet.
Chicken breast is the most suitable cut for preparing a good chicken salad, as it is particularly lean and pulpy. However, other parts of the chicken can also be cut into small pieces and used in salads, such as thighs or wings.
At the time of purchase, we recommend that you choose a top quality free-range chicken, preferably raised in France. To the touch, its flesh must be very firm, have a beautiful pink color without red spots. Always check the expiry date.
For your salad, you can choose any piece of chicken you prefer, as long as it’s cooked to perfection. Before being eaten in a salad, the meat must be well cooked: in the oven, in a frying pan, steamed, grilled. Click here to discover all our advice on cooking chicken.
Chicken salad: recipe ideas
Here are some tasty and original chicken salad recipe ideas! You can follow them to the letter, or use them as inspiration to create your own.
Chicken and avocado salad
Salad, avocado, chicken and mango for this fresh, quick and tasty dish, ideal for summer. Ready in five minutes, this recipe is perfect for an impromptu dinner with friends. By clicking here you can discover how to prepare it, it’s very simple!
The Caesar salad is a great classic of American cuisine, now famous all over the world. This delicious salad, very easy to prepare, is enriched with chicken and croutons for an even more complete dish. Discover the recipe by clicking here.
Chicken skewers in salad
For a salad with an intense and fresh taste, you can use grilled chicken skewers. Here’s how to prepare them, before adding them to your salad, along with your favorite ingredients. As an alternative, you can also make tasty chicken skewers with ginger and sesame, following our recipe.
Chicken salad with peppers, onions and olives
If you want to bring a salad with an intense and spicy taste to the table, this is the recipe for you! An explosive mix of peppers, onions and olives for this chicken salad recipe to discover.
Still looking for ideas for your summer salads? Discover our tips for successful mixed salads every time.