Five chicken salad recipes to make everyone happy

06/16/2014 1:37 PM

06/16/2014 1:37 PM

What color is your chicken salad? The option-happy dish enjoys year-round rotation but seems to come into its own in warm weather. With the right combination of ingredients – starting, say, with a rotisserie bird – you can skip cooking altogether.

Avoiding mayonnaise these days? Greek yogurt or mashed avocado can stand in as a creamy component, or you can go the vinaigrette route.

Is crunch a must-have? Besides the stalwart celery, a world of nuts and radishes and greens is at your disposal. Natural sweetness can play off any tang or tartness once you include grapes, mango, dried fruit or a touch of honey.You’ve got your favorites. Still, you might be able to find a few more in this new batch. Note to curious vegetarians: There’s something here for you, too.

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