Harissa Chicken Recipe with Couscous Salad

Easy chicken salad recipes

Make one of our wholesome chicken salads for a light lunch or dinner. Choose from our delicious chicken Caesar salad, chicken pasta salad, roast chicken salad and more.

Looking for chicken salad recipes? Want the best healthy chicken recipes?  Our easy dishes are inspired by a range of cuisines, from Chinese and Thai to Middle Eastern and Mediterranean.


Make up a hearty chicken pasta salad or bang bang chicken salad, then save the leftovers for your lunchbox. If you want a light lunch, try our chicken quinoa salad, roast chicken salad or chicken Caesar salad. Also, check out these easy summer salads for fresh ideas using seasonal ingredients.

Easy chicken salad recipes

Chicken pasta salad

This quick pasta salad is great for using up leftover chicken. Throw it together with tomatoes, rocket, basil and fusilli for a protein-packed lunch or midweek dinner. Check out more delicious pasta salad recipes.


Tahini chicken caesar salad

Everyone’s favourite chicken salad gets a nutty upgrade thanks to an umami tahini dressing.

Healthy chicken Caesar salad

Enjoy a comforting and creamy Caesar salad without the richness. This lighter version uses half-fat crème fraîche, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard for an extra kick. We’ve got plenty more delicious Caesar salad recipes to try.

Chicken and avocado salad

Our chopped chicken, avocado and tomato salad is packed with lots of crunchy veg. It contains under 400 calories and is ready in 15 minutes, so it’s ideal for a healthy midweek meal.

Roast chicken salad 

This mouthwatering salad combines roasted chicken with charred Little Gem lettuce, a creamy shallot-infused yogurt dressing, and crunchy croutons. It’s low in calories, and perfect for using up leftovers or a rotisserie chicken.

Bang bang chicken salad

Served in a creamy peanut butter sauce, this shredded chicken salad is pure comfort. Make it for dinner, then keep the leftovers for your lunchbox the next day.

Chicken quinoa salad

Looking for a simple and healthy salad recipe? Serve chicken breasts on a colourful bed of quinoa with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, sumac, mint and lemon zest. It’s low in calories, but absolutely packed with flavour. Discover more of our healthy salad recipes.

Quinoa chicken salad

Thai chicken salad

This vibrant dish uses fresh herbs, fish sauce and lime juice as a dressing for shredded chicken and crunchy vegetables. Enjoy it for lunch or a light supper that’s full of flavour, but low in calories.

Kung pao chicken salad

Quick, delicious and low in calories, Donal Skehan’s kung pao chicken salad is packed with flavour thanks to Chinese five-spice and sweet chilli sauce. Serve with a mix of crunchy vegetables for a satisfying midweek meal.

Harissa chicken and couscous salad

Everything about this salad is bright and punchy. Harissa-roasted chicken breasts are served on a bed of lemony couscous, herbs and veg. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner for two.

Chicken satay noodle salad

Combine stir-fried noodles with shredded carrots, cabbage and satay sauce, and the result is an utterly irresistible combination of tastes and textures. Noodles work particularly well to mop up the creamy peanut butter sauce and add substance to the salad.

Miso kale, pomegranate and chicken salad

Feeling the winter blues? Throw together this hearty, colourful chicken and sweet potato salad. Serve with kale, pomegranate and avocado, and dress in a zingy miso, honey and tahini dressing.

Kale chicken Caesar salad

Try a modern twist on chicken Caesar salad by serving with chopped kale in a zingy dressing. This recipe is really easy, ready in just 30 minutes and under 350 calories – perfect for a midweek meal.

Spiced chicken salad with cashews and cucumber

This fragrant chicken, cucumber and dried fruit salad from Persian cooking guru Sabrina Ghayour is perfect for a Middle Eastern dinner party spread. Serve it in a big dish and let everyone dig in.

Deli chicken salad

Create your ideal deli lunch at home. Bursting with Mediterranean flavours such as fresh tomatoes, olives and basil, this colourful chicken salad is easy to make and ready in just 20 minutes.

Chargrilled chicken chimichurri salad

We’ve added the punchy flavours of chimichurri sauce to this griddled chicken salad recipe. A quick and easy dish that has less than 250 calories and is ready in 15 minutes, ideal for a healthy midweek meal.

Sweet and sour chicken salad

With juicy pineapple and crunchy cucumber, this healthy salad is a burst of freshness. Whip it up in just 15 minutes and serve in a tangy lime and honey dressing.

Vietnamese chicken salad

Make the most of leftover chicken in this simple and speedy salad. Serve it shredded with fresh cherry tomatoes and herbs, then dress with a punchy combination of lime, chilli, ginger, honey and fish sauce.

Jerk chicken skewers with mango salad

Get a taste of the Caribbean by coating chicken pieces in delicious jerk seasoning and cooking over a hot griddle pan. A refreshing mango and sugar snap pea salad is the perfect accompaniment for these spiced skewers.

Cumin chicken with kale salad

Make chicken that little bit more exciting with a fragrant cumin and paprika crust. Serve on a crunchy almond and kale salad with a drizzle of hummus and white wine vinegar dressing.

Chicken and lentil salad

Make the most of seasonal ingredients in this flavoursome chicken salad with crunchy green beans, mangetout and lentils. A punchy Dijon mustard dressing finishes off the dish perfectly.

Griddled chicken with rice salad and mango dressing

Check out this easy griddled chicken breast with a sweet, juicy mango dressing and wild rice. This simple salad recipe is low in calories and ready in just 35 minutes.

Catalan roast chicken, potato and pepper salad

This satisfying chicken, potato and pepper salad is a great way to use up Jersey Royals. Sweet smoked paprika gives the dish a big flavour boost.

Pomegranate chicken and mint salad

Boost the flavour of this low-calorie chicken salad with juicy pomegranate molasses, mint and a sharp lemony dressing. Using low-fat yogurt adds a touch of creaminess without being too rich.