10 chicken salad recipes that are perfect for summer

Chicken salads are a classic summer staple. Whether you are rustling one up to pack into your lunch box or picnic basket, or even to serve up as a crowd-pleasing barbecue side, our delicious chicken salad recipes are the perfect inspiration.

Pomegranate tabbouleh
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Pomegranate tabbouleh

This fragrant salad is loaded with gorgeous Middle-Eastern flavours and is an inventive way of using up leftover roast chicken. On the table in just 20 minutes, it is the perfect fuss-free dinner for two.

  1. Put the bulgur wheat in a pan of cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Fluff up the softened bulgur wheat with a fork and add the lemon zest and juice, oil and a pinch of sea salt. Toss with the remaining ingredients and divide between 2 plates to serve.

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  • Ingredients
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) bulgur wheat
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 150g (5oz) roast chicken breast, shredded
  • large handful mint leaves
  • large handful flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 125g (4oz) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) pomegranate seeds
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