Transform plain cooked chicken into a fresh and lively salad perfect for a picnic, brown-bag lunch, elegant luncheon, or light dinner. Find recipes for chicken salad sandwiches with the sweet crunch of grapes and celery, Asian chicken salads with sweet soy or cilantro dressing, curried chicken salads in light yogurt dressing, chicken Caesar and Cobb salads, and many more.
Whether you’re in charge of bringing a small bite, a main dish, or a sweet ending, these impressive (and impressively simple) potluck solutions will be the star of the spread. All of these dishes can be made ahead are delicious served room temperature, so the first guest will be just as happy as the last.
"Oh-wow" main dishes and photogenic desserts are often the stars at the potluck. The side dish is an afterthought. Just bring green beans, they say. A casserole, perhaps. But the side dish is far more than just the sidekick that is only useful for palate-cleansing or nutritional heft. The side dish can be beautiful; it can tantalize the taste buds. A good side dish can be a scene-stealing, freewheeling powerhouse at any potluck.