10 Hearty Chicken Salads You’ll Love

10 Hearty Chicken Salads You'll Love

10 Hearty Chicken Salads You’ll Love

December 14, 2019

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Daria Rodionova

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10 Hearty Chicken Salads You'll Love


Many recipes call for boiled chicken. You will find all the details of its preparation in this article. Mayonnaise, if desired, can be easily made on your own, replaced with sour cream, yogurt or other sauces.

1. Salad with chicken, prunes, champignons, cheese and walnuts

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  • 400 g chicken fillet;
  • salt – to taste;
  • 100 g prunes;
  • 150 g of champignons;
  • 1 onion;
  • 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil;
  • mayonnaise – to taste;
  • 150 g of hard cheese;
  • 50 g walnuts.


Boil the chicken in salted water until tender. Pour the prunes with boiling water and leave for 20 minutes. Cut the mushrooms into medium pieces, and the onion into half rings.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the mushrooms and onions. Fry, stirring, until golden brown and salt.

Cool all ingredients. Arrange the diced chicken on a platter. Lubricate with mayonnaise and spread mushrooms with onions on top. Distribute coarsely chopped prunes over them. Sprinkle with finely grated cheese and chopped nuts.

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2. Salad with chicken, Korean carrots and corn

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  • 400 g smoked chicken;
  • 300 g of Korean carrots;
  • 250–300 g canned corn;
  • 3-4 tablespoons of mayonnaise;
  • crackers – optional, to taste.


Cut the chicken into small pieces. Add carrots, corn and mayonnaise and mix well. Before serving, the salad can be sprinkled with croutons.

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3. Salad with chicken, pineapple and cheese

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  • 400 g chicken fillet;
  • 300 g canned pineapple;
  • 150–200 g of hard cheese;
  • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • salt – to taste.


Boil the chicken and let it cool. Cut the fillet and pineapple into small pieces. Grate the cheese on a fine grater. Combine ingredients, reserving some cheese for garnish.

Mix mayonnaise and minced garlic. Dress the salad, salt and mix. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let the dish rest for a bit before serving.

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4. Salad with chicken, celery, grapes and almonds

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  • 900 g chicken fillet;
  • 180–200 g of red grapes;
  • 3 stalks of celery;
  • 80 g thinly sliced ​​almonds;
  • a few green onion feathers;
  • 200-230 g of mayonnaise;
  • 1 teaspoon mustard;
  • salt – to taste;
  • ground black pepper – to taste.


Boil the chicken until tender, cool and cut into small cubes. Divide the grapes into halves or quarters. Cut the celery into pieces. Lightly toast the almonds in a dry frying pan.

Add chopped onion, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper to the prepared ingredients. Mix the salad thoroughly.

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5. Salad with chicken, potatoes, eggs, cheese and pickled onions

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  • 1 onion;
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar;
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar 9%;
  • 250 g chicken fillet;
  • 4 eggs;
  • 2-3 potatoes;
  • 2 processed cheese (weighing 90 g);
  • mayonnaise – to taste;
  • salt – to taste.


Finely chop the onion. Add sugar and vinegar to it. Pour boiling water over, stir and leave to cool completely.

Boil chicken, eggs and potatoes until cooked and cool. Cut the fillet into small pieces. Separately grate the whites and yolks on a fine grater. Potatoes and chilled cheese – on a large one.

Lay out the salad in layers in the following sequence: chicken, onions without liquid, potatoes, yolks, cheese and proteins. Along the way, cover chicken, potatoes and cheese with a mesh of mayonnaise. Salt the layers to taste.

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6. Salad with chicken, beans, eggs and cucumber

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  • 300 g chicken fillet or smoked chicken;
  • 3-4 eggs;
  • 2-3 cucumbers;
  • 250-300 g canned white beans;
  • mayonnaise – to taste;
  • salt – to taste;
  • any greens – optional, to taste.


If using a fillet, boil it until tender and cool. Hard boil the eggs, cool and peel too. Cut chicken, eggs and cucumber into small pieces.

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