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4 Smoked Chicken Salad Recipes For a Healthy Lunch

Smoked chicken salad is one of the tastiest and easiest to make recipes there is. You can make it in a variety of ways or add your own touch while choosing ingredients.

You can enjoy it in a bowl or in a sandwich. You can also eat it alone or with a plate of delicious penne pasta.

In today’s article, we’ll walk you through some of the best ways to enjoy a smoked chicken salad. So without further ado, let’s dive in!

Original Smoked Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe

The original recipe for smoked chicken salad can be used to make a bowl or a sandwich. Here’s how to make it:

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Original Smoked Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe

Keyword: chicken recipe, chicken salad, grapes, salad, shredded chicken salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb smoked chicken shredded
  • 1 cup grapes halved
  • 3 stalks celery trimmed and cut into thin slices
  • 2 stalks green onions trimmed and cut into thin slices
  • ½ small small red onion minced (optional)
  • ¼ cup lettuce washed shredded to strands
  • 4 tsp washed shredded to strands
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh bread buns (optional)

Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken breasts by deboning them and chopping them into bite-sized chunks.
  • Place them in a large bowl along with the grapes, onions, or celery. Use a wooden spoon to stir and combine them evenly, then refrigerate until the dressing is ready.
  • To make the dressing, bring a small bowl and add the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Whisk the ingredients together by hand to get a homogenous mixture, then wrap the dressing with plastic wrap, and leave it in the fridge.
  • Once you’re ready to serve, lay some lettuce strands (or full lettuce) in the bottom of the bowl, then add a scoop of the chicken salad in the bowl.
  • Drizzle some of the dressing over the chicken salad.
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Smoked Chicken Salad with BBQ Leftovers Recipe

Preparing the smoked chicken salad from BBQ leftovers is quite easy. You’ll only need to prepare the regular dressing or use a commercial dressing of your choice.

As for the chicken. Make sure that you debone them and remove the skin before you use a chef’s knife to cut them down into small shreds of bite-sized pieces.

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Smoked Chicken with Penne Pasta Recipe

Keyword: penne pasta, shredded chicken recipe, smoke chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 - 2 cups large penne pasta
  • ½ cup asparagus
  • 1 lb roasted chicken breasts skin and bones removed
  • ½ olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup lettuce leaves
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

Instructions

  • Boil the pasta in salted water then add asparagus 2 minutes before draining and rinsing the pasta under cold water. Set the pasta aside to cool down a bit.
  • Add the lemon juice, mustard, and egg yolks to the food processor and beat them until they’re combined, then add the olive oil to combine.
  • Line the bowl with lettuce leaves, then add the chicken and other ingredients. Stir and toss them to combine.
  • Transfer some of the pasta to a serving bowl, then add the chicken salad with the dressing.

Smoked Chicken Salad with Avocado and Cilantro Dressing

This unique recipe will add an air of change to your regular chicken salad! It’s also as quick and easy as the original recipe!

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Smoked Chicken Salad with Avocado and Cilantro Dressing

Keyword: avocado, chicken recipe, chicken salad, cilantro, salad

Ingredients

Ingredients for Salad

  • 1 lb smoked chicken breasts
  • 1 cup lettuce leaves
  • 1 avocado chopped in chunks
  • 3-5 cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup cucumbers sliced in chunks
  • 3 fresh green onions chopped
  • 1 cup tortilla strips
  • 2 ears of cooked sweet corn

Ingredients for Salad

  • 2 cups cilantro with stems
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • ¼ lemon juice
  • canola oil
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • To prepare the dressing, put the dressing ingredients together in the food processor and beat them until they reach a creamy consistency. Taste to adjust seasoning.
  • Prepare the chicken breasts by deboning them and shredding them into bite-sized chunks.
  • Line the bowl with lettuce leaves, then add the chicken and other ingredients. Stir and toss them to combine.
  • Drizzle the chicken breasts with the cilantro seasoning them toss again to mix the ingredients with the dressing.
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Gluten-Free Smoked Chicken Salad Recipe

If you’re a health watcher, you might want to enjoy the roasted or smoked chicken without adding gluten to your meals.

This recipe uses gluten-free ingredients to make a remarkably tasty smoked chicken salad recipe that combines sweet and sour nicely:

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Gluten-Free Smoked Chicken Salad Recipe

Keyword: chicken salad recipe, gluten free recipe, Smoked Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs smoked and skinless chicken breasts.
  • 3 stalks of celery trimmed and cut into thin slices
  • 2 stalks of green onions, trimmed and cut into thin slices
  • ½ small red onion, minced (optional)
  • ¼ cup lettuce washed shredded to strands
  • 4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tsp honey
  • ½ cup dry roasted pecans chopped
  • ¼ golden raisins (optional and can be replaced with grapes, apples, pears, or other fruits)
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken breasts by deboning them and chopping them into bite-sized chunks.
  • Place them in a large bowl along with the pecans, raisins, onions, and celery. Use a wooden spoon to stir and combine them evenly, then refrigerate until the dressing is ready.
  • To make the dressing, bring a small bowl and add the mayonnaise, honey, vinegar, thyme, salt, and pepper. Whisk the ingredients together by hand to get a homogenous mixture, then wrap the dressing with plastic wrap, and leave it in the fridge.
  • Once you’re ready to serve, lay some lettuce strands (or full lettuce) in the bottom of the bowl, then add a scoop of the chicken salad in the bowl.
  • Drizzle some of the dressing over the chicken salad.

Notes

Note: the same ingredients can be used to make a tasty sandwich. However, to keep the recipe gluten-free, use corn-starch pita bread or any other kind of gluten-free bread.

Wrap Up

There you have it. A complete guide that walks you through a wide variety of methods to enjoy smoked chicken salad.

Keep in mind that, when it comes to smoked chicken salad, there’s no wrong answer! You can simply add or remove a variety of ingredients, whether it’s from the salad or the dressing.

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It’s a great dish that is extremely versatile and efficient. You can eat it for dinner as a snack or enjoy it outside as a sandwich!

Written by Pauline

I'm Pauline, a mother of four grown children, my passion for cooking stemmed from the joy i get cooking for my family. I love to try new dishes, especially when dining out but creating and sharing my own recipes is my favourite thing to do!

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