Throw some chicken onto your greens for a protein-packed salad.
Cost per serving: $1.92
Don’t have peaches? This recipe works great if you grill fruits like nectarines, mangoes and plums instead.
See recipe: Grilled Chicken, Peach and Arugula Salad
Cost per serving: $3.38
This fresh-tasting salad calls for mango and lime juice. You can swap the mango for grapes or diced pineapple, and toss in toasted sliced almonds for a bit of crunch.
See recipe: Curried Chicken Salad
Cost per serving: $3.08
You can use leftover cooked chicken in this salad instead of sautéing the breasts, if you have it on hand. Or, pick up a rotisserie chicken, cut up the meat and toss it in.
See recipe: Chicken and Pears over Arugula
Cost per serving: $3.02
Canned oranges taste just as delicious as fresh ones in this nutritious recipe. For a differnent taste, you can substitute pecans or walnuts for the peanuts.
See recipe: Wilted Spinach Salad with Chicken and Mandarin Oranges
Cost per serving: 66¢
For a touch of bitter flavor and a pretty splash of purple, swap radicchio for the Boston lettuce. With either type of lettuce, trim larger leaves with kitchen shears to make compact “cups.”
See recipe: Curried Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups
Cost per serving: $3.20
Bring it back to the U.S. with this classic all-American recipe. Taking just 15 minutes to prepare, this hearty salad makes a great quick and easy weeknight meal.
See recipe: Quick Cobb Salad with Yogurt Dressing
Cost per serving: $2.80
This low-calorie Chicken and Apple Salad puts a zesty spin on an old childhood favorite. Instead of serving the salad over greens, fold it into whole-wheat wraps with a few spinach leaves. Serve baked potato chips or tortilla chips on the side.
See recipe: Chicken and Apple Salad
Cost per serving: $4.05
This Black Bean and Chicken Salad recipe is the perfect go-to meal when you're in the mood for something light, yet satiating. You can also add chopped avocados for a creamy element to this salad, or chopped jicama for crunch.
See recipe: Black Bean and Chicken Salad
Cost per serving: $3.41
This fresh and hearty Curried Chicken and Grape Salad can be prepared in just minutes. If you want to mix it up, swap the grapes for chunks of mango for a tropical tang.
See recipe: Curried Chicken and Grape Salad
Cost per serving: $2.84
This Balsamic Chicken Salad recipe is a light and tasty no-fuss dinner option. Turn it into a second meal by rolling up a small serving into a wrap for lunch the next day!
See recipe: Balsamic Chicken Salad
Cost per serving: $3.21
Look for tubes of wasabi paste in the Asian section of the supermarket to save money.
See recipe: Chicken and Avocado Salad with Wasabi-Lime Dressing
Cost per serving: $2.67
Can't find mango? Use 1 to 2 cups of seedless grapes. If they're especially large, halve them before adding them in.
See recipe: Chicken Salad with Mango and Apple