dill pickle chicken salad on a croissant on a cutting board.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

Yield: 4 servings 1x
Prep: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutes

For all the dill pickle lovers out there, this easy make-ahead lunch is for you! This creamy crunchy Dill Pickle Chicken Salad is packed with pickles, fresh dill, celery, and chicken breast. Excellent on a wrap, bun, croissant, or with crackers!



  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked then shredded and chopped (about 3 cups shredded chicken)
  • 3 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 dill pickles, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill (about 1 clamshell)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons pickle juice from the jar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt & fresh ground black pepper


  1. Mix it up: Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl, including the cooked chicken breast, celery, dill pickles, red onion, fresh dill, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, pickle juice, lemon juice, dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix it all up until everything is well combined.
  2. Serve & store: Serve immediately if your ingredients were cold. If the chicken was warm, it’s best to store the prepared salad for at least 4 hours until well chilled before eating. Serve with crackers, on bread, in lettuce wraps, or on a croissant. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.


Shredded chicken: Feel free to use any method to shred your chicken, including by hand, with a hand mixer, or in a stand mixer. I like to chop the chicken a bit after it’s shredded for an even finer texture. You can also use a food processor – check out my Easy Chicken Salad With Grapes recipe for photos and a video of the method.

Mayo vs Greek Yogurt: Feel free to use all of either one or a combo of both mayo and Greek yogurt like I did in the recipe. I prefer a bit of each in my chicken salad.

Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal and includes chicken salad only.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: about 1 cup
  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 19g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Protein: 25g
© Author: Danielle
Cuisine: American Method: No Heat
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