Well there's better people than myself for chicken salad. I dont think I've ever made it in my life...
As for salsa it depends what you are after.
There's a classic "pico de gallo" which means it's in large chunks that a "rooster can peck at". Chop some fresh tomato, onion, serrano peppers and cilantro. Douse them with lime juice and kosher salt and your set. This is great for salty meals such as carne asada as it infuses your food with freshness. Some people inclde chopped cucomber too.
Next we have blender salsas. For example you can blend together a couple of tomatos, a couple of jalapenos, an onion and some spices and you have an effective fresh salsa. This is good for drizzling over tacos and to use as a dip for tostadas.
My english, she's not so good... I meant to say I did it with the malice of forethought.