I love chicken salad. It’s easy to make and it’s a great meal prep option for the week. This recipe is made even easier because of the use of rotisserie chicken. It’s easy to pull off the bone and add it to any recipe. This particular rotisserie chicken salad is made with dill pickles. The crunch of the dill pickles gives this salad a really nice texture, and doesn’t use celery or grapes. I used to make dill pickle chicken salad as an after school snack when I was growing up, and it’s still as delicious as I remember. If you love chicken salad as much as I do, give this dill pickle chicken salad recipe a try.
Why you’ll love this chicken salad recipe with rotisserie chicken
- This recipe is made with delicious rotisserie chicken! Accessible at almost every grocery store, or Kwik Trip, for that matter. Reasonably priced and super delicious. Rotisserie chickens have become one of my favorite easy week night ingredients for a lot of different recipes!
- If you are like me, and you don’t love celery, you will love this chicken salad. The pickles still give this chicken salad the texture it needs without using celery or grapes.
- I love the pop and freshness of the straight-out-of-the-garden dill! It makes this dill pickle chicken salad extra “dilly” without more added salt and vinegar from the pickles.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
This recipe needs minimal tools to make. All you will need is a knife for chopping your ingredients, a cutting board and a bowl to put it all in! You can use measuring cups and spoons too, but I just eye-ball for these recipe.
Ingredients & substitutions
- Rotisserie Chicken – You can pick up an already cooked rotisserie chicken from most grocery stores for a quick and easy meal. If you are local to Wisconsin, Kwik Trip also has them!
- Hard boiled eggs – I add hard boiled eggs to break up the heaviness slightly. They pack an extra punch of protein as well.
- Pickles – Use your favorite dill pickles! I prefer to buy them in chips, as they make prepping a little quicker.
- Green Onions – I use the middle of the green onions, where they aren’t so green, yet not the whole white end. These give the chicken salad a mild onion taste and some added texture.
- Fresh Dill – I use fresh dill from my garden. You can also buy fresh dill in the store, but if you prefer, you can use dried dill. Just rub it between your finger tips before putting it in the dish to “wake up” those flavors.
- Mayonnaise – It’s chicken salad, you’ve gotta have mayo! I prefer Hellman’s Olive Oil mayo.
- Dijon – I like to add just a little Dijon to give that little extra punch of flavor.
How to make this chicken salad with pickles
Step 1. Pull chicken off of the rotisserie chicken and dice. Put in a bowl.
Step 2. Add mayonnaise, green onions, diced pickles, chopped dill, Dijon, and chopped hard boiled eggs in the same bowl as the chicken and stir until well combined.
Step 3. Garnish with more fresh dill and chopped green onions.
Step 4. Serve with crackers, on a sandwich, in a wrap or on a salad!
FAQs about rotisserie chicken salad
The short answer is to store chicken salad in a sealed container in the fridge or cooler for no more than four days.
Overall, rotisserie chicken is a healthy choice. It’s rich in protein and nutrients and is an inexpensive, convenient alternative to less-healthy fast-food options.
Butter: Butter keeps the chicken moist and juicy, while giving the seasonings something to stick to. Seasonings: The rotisserie chicken is simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and paprika.
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Pickle Chicken Salad
- 1 Knife
- 1 Spoon
- 1 Cutting board
- 2 Cups rotisserie chicken off the bone
- 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
- 1 Cup dill pickles chopped
- 1/2 Cup green onions chopped
- 3 Tbsp fresh dill chopped
- 1 Cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp dijon
- Pull chicken off of the rotisserie chicken and dice. Put in a bowl.
- Add mayonnaise, green onions, diced pickles, chopped dill, Dijon, and chopped hard boiled eggs in the same bowl as the chicken and stir until well combined.
- Garnish with more fresh dill and chopped green onions.
- Serve with crackers, on a sandwich, in a wrap or on a salad!