Quick and Easy Summer Chicken Salad is one of my favorite dishes to throw together in a hurry and eat for the next few days.

If you’re in the mood for more chicken salad varieties, check these out: Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad of Summer, Rainbow Grilled Chicken Salad and Asian Chicken Salad with Peanut Lime Dressing.

Quick and Easy Summer Chicken Salad

Quick and Easy Summer Chicken Salad

My kids and husband love this chicken salad and I love all the great flavors and vegetables it has. The best part? You can eat it however you see fit. I like to use mini bell peppers, celery, and cucumber to dip into the chicken salad. My kids liked it served on top of cracker, and my husband likes it on toasted whole grain bread with extra mayo on the bread. No matter how you eat it, it’s great.

This simple summer chicken salad salad is also a really great dish to take to friends and family who need a meal. Whether they have a new baby in the house or have a sick family member, this simple dish is sure to please. I love that it doesn’t need to be heated or cooked before eating. It’s the perfect thing to grab when you are hungry and need something now. Add some fruit, cut up veggies, and even a bag of your favorite potato chips and a loaf of bread and you’ll be sending a bag of cheer that is ready on demand with no effort on their part. Bonus points if you send along some of these chocolate chip cookies.

Quick and Easy Summer Chicken Salad

What do I serve with chicken salad?

Serve with fruit, cut up veggies, your favorite potato chips or put it on bread for a yummy sandwich.

How long does chicken salad last?

This chicken salad is great for leftovers.  Store covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Quick and Easy Summer Chicken Salad



Summer Chicken Salad

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup chopped grapes
  • 1/3 to ½ cups good mayonnaise (homemade wins!)
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ¾ cup chopped sweet bell peppers
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • Small handful of fresh spinach, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients and stir well. Add more mayonnaise and salt and pepper to taste. Serve on bread, dip it on to crackers, eat it on celery and mini sweet bell peppers. Store any leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 253
  • Sugar: 7.5g
  • Sodium: 149.6mg
  • Fat: 20.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.9g
  • Protein: 6.6g
  • Cholesterol: 19.1mg

Keywords: Chicken Salad, Quick and Easy

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Quick and Easy Summer Chicken Salad is one of my favorite dishes to whip up when I’m in a hurry and the whole family loves it. Enjoy!

Summer Chicken Salad

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4 Responses
  1. Ummm can I just tell you how genius it is to chop up spinach and put it in a chicken salad? Why didn’t I think of that?! OMG I could definitely sneak some greens into my kids diets with that! Thanks! Great working with you on this project too. 🙂

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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