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Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

Calling all dill pickle lovers! In just five minutes have this delicious, flavorful Dill Pickle Chicken Salad ready for a high-protein meal.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

Chicken salad has been a lunchtime staple in the United States since the early 19th century! A recipe with that much history certainly deserves some respect. People on the hunt for healthy recipes have long been finding themselves making some sort of chicken salad. The original chicken salad recipe has been modified and added to many times over the years, including a few times right here at Jordo's World. 

This dill pickle chicken salad recipe has a classic tangy pickle flavor and is a delicious, low carb option for your lunch. You can use this recipe in lettuce wraps, as a sandwich, or as a dip. It is so versatile! This chicken salad is high and protein and low in fat! The dill pickle chicken salad is a great way to use your leftover chicken and fill up your kids' lunch boxes. Dig into your pickle jar and make this recipe today!

Dill pickle chicken salad ingredients

Gather all these ingredients on your next grocery store run and you'll be all set! For the full recipe, keep scrolling!

Chicken Salad:

  • rotisserie chicken 
  • dill pickles
  • celery
  • red onion

Sauce:

  • light mayo
  • plain greek yogurt
  • dijon mustard
  • dill
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How to make a dill pickle chicken salad

Follow these instructions to make your new favorite chicken salad recipe! 

  • Gather all ingredients and prepare as necessary. (Shred chicken; wash and chop vegetables.)
  • Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • In a small bowl, add all sauce ingredients. Mix well. Taste & make any adjustments.
  • Pour sauce into large bowl and mix until everything is coated.
  • Store in fridge until ready to enjoy.
  • *chef’s kiss*

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad substitution ideas

This is a very specific flavor of chicken salad, so if you decide to change too much, you will likely end up with a totally different flavor! Check out this ingredient list to see some substitution suggestions, and let me know in the comments if you choose to try any! 

Chicken:​ I used rotisserie chicken that I shredded, but you could cook chicken breasts prior to making this recipe and shred that, too. No matter what kind of chicken you use, just make sure it is shredded chicken!

Pickles: Use a different type of pickle instead of dill! There are so many types of pickles, for instance, sweet pickles. 

Greek yogurt: If you are dairy-free, simply omit the greek yogurt and use more mayo! Mayo is naturally dairy-free.   

How long does dill pickle chicken salad last in the fridge?

This simple recipe will last in the fridge for up to 5 days! Place whatever leftover dill pickle chicken salad you may have in an airtight container and store in the fridge. 

How to meal prep this recipe

This delicious dill pickle chicken salad is a great recipe for meal prep. It is so simple, quick, and easy! This recipe makes for such easy lunches and are perfect to keep for yourself, or send to school with a kiddo! If you decide to make it for your whole family for a week's lunches, simply double or triple the recipe - whatever suits your family's needs. 

To meal prep, follow the recipe instructions. Then, simply place the chicken salad in four separate airtight containers. You can also pack whatever sides you may include separately so they're ready to go as well. In as little as five minutes, have lunch ready to go for the entire week! 

What goes well with dill pickle chicken salad

There are so many options for wonderful additions and delicious pairings for this recipe. To start, you could eat the salad from lettuce cups or make into chicken salad sandwiches. 

As far as additions go, you could add some chopped hard boiled eggs for additional protein or grapes for additional crunch. I love eating chicken salad with some sort of dipping "device". Some of my very favorites are potato chips, crackers, carrots, celery, crunchy pickles, or bell peppers. With the vegetables options, it is a win-win because score an easy way to eat your chicken salad while also adding some vegetables into your lunch!

Other delicious chicken salad recipes to try

I love an easy chicken salad recipe! Check out these other options at Jordo's World:

This is a picture of dill pickle chicken salad. There is a large white bowl filled with the chicken salad mixture. This mixture has shredded chicken, chopped celery, chopped pickles, chopped red onion, and then everything is coasted in a white sauce with little dill flakes. A hand is holding up a small white circle bowl with a serving of the chicken salad.
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Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

Calling all dill pickle lovers! In just five minutes have this delicious, flavorful Dill Pickle Chicken Salad ready for a high-protein meal.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad, dill pickle chicken salad, healthy chicken salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 12 oz rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 1 cup pickles chopped (150 grams)
  • 1 cup celery chopped (150 grams)
  • ¼ cup red onion chopped (50 grams)

Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp light mayo
  • 3 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp dill
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients and prepare as necessary. (Shred chicken; wash and chop vegetables.)
  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Mix well.
  • In a small bowl, add all sauce ingredients. Mix well. Taste & make any adjustments.
  • Pour sauce into large bowl and mix until everything is coated.
  • Store in fridge until ready to enjoy.
  • *chef’s kiss*

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 1g
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