The humble chicken salad may be simple, but its versatility and sheer tastiness will never leave you in a fowl mood. And if you think it can only be enjoyed in the searing summer heat, you would be mistaken. Whether you’re on the lookout for a delectable main dish or a light lunch, a chicken salad can be deployed from the first bloom of spring to the darkest depths of winter.
So we’ve put together some recipes and ideas to give you the inspiration to make an easy, healthy chicken salad. Rustle one up for the family and you’ll beak-ome the flavour of the month in your house!
Chargrilled and Stir-Fried Chicken Salads
A great addition to your family menu, our chargrilled chicken Caesar salad is a classic dish that’s great for no-fuss entertaining.
Bursting with tropical flavour and packed with goodness, this exotic Brazilian chicken salad isn’t just for special occasions – it’s a perfect dish for your family table too!
When the sun has got his hat on, we know that you may not feel like the most hearty of meals so this light dish is a perfect option for a scorcher of a summer day.
This one will take a little longer to prepare but it’s well worth the wait. Grab your wok and heat up this salad-come-stir fry to spice up your life!
Got a hankering for some piquant peri pri but think you have to stagger out to your local chicken joint? Just pick up some delicious Birds Eye Peri Peri Chicken Chargrills and combine with some noodles and veg to have your very own Portuguese party in your kitchen.
Crispy Chicken Salads
This salad will complement your succulent crispy chicken to perfection. Chuck some juicy apples and crunchy walnuts into a bowl, and the whole family will experience a unique taste at dinnertime.
This one is a simple way of providing a colourful meal that even the most ardent of anti-veggie kids won’t be able to resist. Add grilled courgette and your crispy chicken to your salad, and hey pesto – everyone will be around the table!
Chicken Dipper Salads
This is a perfect midweek meal to perk you up after a long day at the office. Simply place your Birds Eye Chicken Dippers on a bed of lettuce and finish with dressing and parmesan. Before you know it, the whole family will be chanting “Hail Caesar”!
This vibrant salad will leave you and your kids wanting more. Taking a mere twenty minutes to prepare, it’s an easy way to get them closer to their five-a-day.
There you have it, we hope we’ve given you a chicken salad 101 to remember, and for more inspiration, check out some of our other chicken recipes. Winner winner, chicken dinner.