Chicken Salad with Pickles makes a delicious meal throughout the year.

Chicken Salad with Pickles Recipe from

It is no secret how much my family loves chicken salad. It is definitely one of go-to recipes on a regular basis. My husband loves it so much, that I like to make it ahead and keep it in large deli containers in the refrigerator for an even quicker lunch or supper for him. It’s delicious on top of salad greens for a larger salad, in a tortilla as a wrap, with crackers, or just right by itself!

While we absolutely adore chicken salad with grapes and other sweeter chicken salad recipes, sometimes I just crave it with pickles. There is just something about the dill flavor and the crunch from the pickles that I love!

This recipe is also great for serving when entertaining. Simple and delicious, it always seems to go quickly. I like to make both a sweet and this tangy chicken salad to serve for meals. It gives everyone a choice to select the chicken salad that feeds their craving the best! It’s fun to create a chicken salad buffet even with a few varieties of chicken salad and then have all of the elements that anyone could want to enjoy it – like the salad green, sandwich breads, tortilla wraps, and crackers. It’s fun to see how everyone prepares their own! 

Chicken Salad with Pickles Recipe from

Here’s my Chicken Salad with Pickles recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

Chicken Salad with Pickles Recipe

Chicken Salad with Pickles makes a delicious meal throughout the year. Perfect for a light lunch or supper and for entertaining.
5 from 3 votes

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Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 pound boiled chicken cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles chopped
  • 1/4 red onion diced


  • Stir together chicken, mayonnaise, pickles and onions. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or serve immediately.
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8 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. Great idea! I’ve never tried chicken salad with pickles before, but I bet it adds such a nice tang to it 🙂

  2. I saw this recipe and had to try it immediately. I happened to have some cooked chicken in the fridge, and exactly 1 lb! Meant to be. The only thing I changed was I did 1/4 cup mayo and 1/4 cup sour cream, because I love, love, love sour cream in my chicken salads (and tuna and egg and..) And I don’t like it as wet, I guess, so I lowered the total amount of yummy fat stuff. Delish. I never would have thought to try it with dill pickles. Thanks, Robyn! You always come through for me 🙂

  3.  I used caned chicken, mayo, red onion, and dill pickles. Almost CARB FREE. DELISH. I AM A DIABETIC. This was superb. 

  4. Wow, this looks amazing! I’m definitely going to have to try this with some Cook’s Pantry pickles! I’d like to use my avocado mayo with this recipe, do you think it would work?

  5. If you add cubed boiled potatoes and boiled carrots, canned sweet peas, green onions and parsley or dill you will end up with very much of a Russian salad version that we typically make for New Years (chicken can be substituted with ham)  😉 

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