All of our chicken salads make great quick dinners, atop a bed of lettuce as here or inside a sandwich. If you don't have any leftover cooked chicken and don't have time to cook, store-bought rotisserie chicken is just the thing. Slideshows:  More Terrific Chicken Salads 

Food & Wine
May 2012

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© Hector Sanchez

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the onion, mayonnaise, yogurt, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir in the chicken and parsley and toss to combine.

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  • Put the lettuce on plates. Top with the chicken salad.

Notes

More Chicken Salads:

Yogurt Dill Chicken Salad In a large bowl, combine 3 cups diced cooked chicken with 1 small minced onion, 2/3 cup plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons chopped dill, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

Lemony Fruit-and-Nut Chicken Salad In a large bowl, combine 3 cups diced cooked chicken with 1 peeled, cored, and diced apple. Add 2 tablespoons raisins, 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts, 1 cup halved red seedless grapes, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 4 teaspoons lemon juice, and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper.

Really Terrific Good-Ol' American Chicken Salad In a large bowl, combine 3 cups diced cooked chicken with 1 small minced onion, 2 ribs chopped celery, 3/4 cup mayonnaise, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper.

Suggested Pairing

A Sauvignon Blanc from California, riper and with more melon and fig flavors than those from France, is what you want for a tasty match. A touch of oakiness helps, too. Wines labeled Fumé Blanc are more likely to be made in this style than those simply called Sauvignon Blanc.