Zoe’s Chicken Salad Recipe

When you are in a rush but want something healthy that will keep you full for a long time, nothing is better than a chicken salad. I am also a working mom, so I pass a busy time, and sometimes I don’t even get an hour in hand to make lunch or dinner. At that time, a perfect salad saves me up.

I have tried many chicken salad recipes, and all were good, but if you ask which one to choose on a hurry day, I recommend Zoe’s chicken salad recipe. Zoe’s Chicken Salad is a delicious and healthy twist on the traditional salad that is perfect for lunch or dinner.

It’s packed with flavor and can be enjoyed any time of day. Although it may look simple, this salad contains all of the nutrients your body needs to function at its best. And for occasions or busy days, you can make and store some in advance. 

Let’s scroll down and learn the full recipe along with some tips and instantly make the perfect Zoe’s chicken salad.

Why Should You Try Zoe’s Chicken Salad 

If you’re looking for a hearty and filling lunch that is sure to please, try Zoe’s Chicken Salad.  This salad is light but healthy and refreshing, and sure to hit any get-together party. 

Serve it as a main dish, side dish, or filling for a sandwich, whatever you want. And it’s versatile as well; you can add your favorite ingredints and make it more delicious as you like.

Plus, you can use your leftover chicken without wasting it and make this salad within a few minutes. With ingredients like chicken, mayo, celery, etc., it’s a perfect meal option for those looking for something quick and easy to put together.

In addition to being high in protein, this dish contains essential vitamins and minerals that are necessary for optimal health, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium,  and minerals, making it an ideal food option for those looking to improve their health. .

This salad also offers several key nutrients and 480 kcal, which will help keep you full throughout the day.

With all of these benefits, why not give Zoe’s Chicken Salad a try today? 

Zoe's Chicken Salad Recipe

Zoe’s Chicken Salad Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Simple


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Zoe’s Chicken Salad is not only a snack recipe or diet recipe but is also a favorite because of its taste. This classic dish can be made in less than 10 minutes if you have leftover chicken at home.

All you need to do is shred the chicken, chop the vegetables,  take it in a mixing bowl, combine it with a spoon, and that’s all. Let’s explore the recipe and make this salad at home.

Aside from being tasty, chicken salad is also healthy, thanks to the inclusion of lean protein and fiber. Let’s get started!


  • 1 chicken breast

  • 1 cup lettuce

  • 1 cup capsicum

  • 1 cup sweet boiled corn

  • 1 cup onion

  • ½ tbsp parsley

  • 1/4tsp vinegar

  • 1/2tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2tbsp pepper

  • 1 ½ tbsp mayonnaise

  • 1tbsp yogurt

  • Salt as per taste

  • Equipment you will need
  • Small bowls

  • Large pan for cooking the chicken 

  • Serving bowls/plates

how to make Zoe’s Chicken Salad

  •  Cook The Chicken Breast: Put a pan on the stove, fill it with water and let it boil. Now add 1 tbsp salt and half tablespoon pepper and place the chicken. Let the chicken breast cook on high heat for a few minutes, then cook it on low heat until it’s cooked through. It will take around 10-15 minutes. Then take out the chicken from the pan and let it come to room temperature. 
    Cook The Chicken Breast
  •  Preparation: You can do this task while the chicken is on the pan; it will save you time. Put the corn in another pan and let it boil. Now take lettuce, capsicum, and onion and chop them. Keep them aside in different bowls. Now shred the chicken breast with the help of a fork. Keep it aside in another bowl. Once the corn is boiled, it’s time to make the chicken salad.
  •  Make The Chicken Salad: Take a large mixing bowl, first take the shredded chicken, then add other ingredients one by one. Let’s name each ingredient and its quantity and add it, so we don’t miss anything. Add one cup boiled corn, 1 cup chopped lettuce, 1 cup chopped onion, and 1 cup chopped capsicum. Now give it a good mix. 

     Make The Chicken Salad
  • Add The Spices: Once all the ingredients are well mixed, add the spices to finish up. Add ½ tbsp parsley, 1/2tbsp olive oil, 1/2tbsp pepper, Salt as per taste, 1/4tsp vinegar, 1 ½ tbsp mayonnaise, and 1tbsp yogurt. Give a good mix of all these spices with the chicken mixture. That’s all; Zoe’s chicken salad is all ready to eat.Add The Spices
  • Serve: The salad is ready, and many of us start eating it without serving it, as it’s too delicious. But that’s not the right way. Take small bowls, pour the chicken salad in the bowls, and serve as a single salad or with bread as you wish to. You can also enjoy this salad with bell pepper slices, pita chips, etc. 


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How To Store Zoe’s Chicken Salad

Making Zoe’s chicken salad in a large batch is normal as it’s so tasty that you felt like eating it all day long without worrying about calories.

But still, if some leftovers are there, what can you do? Well, it’s absolutely not recommended to store Zoe’s chicken salad for a long time, let alone store it in the fridging process. But storing it for 2-3 days is possible.

Just transfer the chicken salad to an air-tight container, secure it tightly and place it in the refrigerator.

When you want to serve it, just take it out, let it come to room temperature, and sprinkle some seasoning, and it’s ready. 

Tips and Tricks

  • Use the breast chicken instead some other part or leftover chicken/rotisserie chicken. 
  • If you don’t love celery, don’t worry; replace it with some other veggies like cucumber, radishes, apples, or even carrots. 
  • If you want to enjoy the sweet chicken salad, add southern-style boiled egg, dill pickles, grapes, cranberries, etc. 
  • Avoid freezing chicken salad after mixing it with mayonnaise. If you fridge it, you will get egg, lemon, and oil in separate conditions. I hope you have already understood the consequence. 

Nutrition Facts

Protein24 g


Zoe’s Chicken Salad can also be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet or as a light meal on afternoons or evenings when you’re looking for something satisfying but not heavy. It is easy to follow and can be made in a short amount of time, this is it! 

This chicken salad can be enjoyed by any palate; it is a delicious rendition that is sure to please anyone. Additionally, if you’re ever stuck for ideas for a dinner party or picnic, Zoe’s chicken salad recipe is a must-have! It’s not only nutritious but delicious as well.

Last Updated on October 18, 2022 by Zobair93

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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