Chicken salad makes a wonderful meal, and it doesn't have to be laden with fatty ingredients. Try these healthy chicken salad recipes for lunch or dinner and find out how tasty and varied chicken salad can be

8 healthy chicken salad recipes

Warm Sesame Chicken Salad
Strips of chicken in a crisp coating of sesame seeds, breadcrumbs and cornflakes are served on a crunchy vegetable salad dressed with a fresh herb vinaigrette. A little chili powder in the coating gives the salad a bit of a kick.

Tarragon Chicken with Baby Spinach
Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, is a favourite ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking. Available at most large grocery stores, it adds a nutty taste and thick creaminess to the dressing for this healthy chicken salad.

Coronation Chicken
Specially created for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, this curry-flavoured salad with a fruity pilaf makes a lovely summer dish. Often made with cream and mayonnaise, this recipe cuts the fat content down significantly.

Mango Chicken Salad
This mango and chicken salad recipe combines new potatoes, tender broiled chicken and asparagus. Tossed in a fresh orange dressing and then gently mixed with juicy mango slices and baby salad greens, it makes a delicious and well-balanced meal all on its own.

Asian Chicken Salad
This chicken salad recipe has an Asian twist. Fried chicken is tossed with oranges, green onions, snow peas and lychees and is then crowned with a drizzle of creamy peanut dressing. What a treat for your heart and your taste buds!

Pasta and Chicken Salad with Basil
Quick to prepare, this chicken salad makes an ideal midweek dinner and won’t spoil if someone is late home. Tossing the pasta with lemon juice and white wine not only adds flavour but also means that the quantity of oil can be reduced.

Asian-Style Chicken and Pasta Salad
Pasta bows taste deliciously different when combined with an exotic dressing of fish sauce, fresh red chili and rice vinegar in a moist chicken salad. Fresh crunchy vegetables complete this well-balanced main-course dish.

Citrus-Grilled Chicken with Melon Salsa
Capture the spirit of the tropics and serve it on your dinner table! This sunny mix of melon, salad greens, chicken and citrus, spiked with jalapeño chili pepper, is healthy carefree eating at its best.

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Web exclusive: August 2008

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