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Recipe for dill pickle chicken salad. A chicken salad full of chicken, dill pickles, and green onion with a cream cheese dill pickle dressing.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad with chicken, dill pickles, and green onions smothered in a cream cheese dill pickle juice dressing. Serve on rolls, croissants, or inside lettuce for a low carb option.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken salad recipe, chicken salad sandwiches, dill pickle chicken salad, dill pickle recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Fridge Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 sandwiches
Calories 170kcal
Author Jessica


chicken salad

  • 4 cups shredded or chopped chicken cooked chicken
  • 1 cup diced dill pickles
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions

creamy dressing

  • 1 bar (8 oz) cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice from the pickle jar
  • ¾ teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine the chicken, diced dill pickles, and green onion in a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill pickle juice, dill, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over the chicken salad and stir together until well combined.
  • Let the chicken salad refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. This chicken salad is much better when it's cold but can also be served immediatley after making it if wanted. Serve with croissants, rolls, or lettuce leaves. 
  • Store leftovers in a covered container for about 3 days.


Serving Size : If you serve this chicken salad with smaller rolls, then you will be able to get closer to 15-20 sandwiches. Croissants are larger which results in fewer servings. The recipe makes about 6 cups of chicken salad so I figure about 1/2 cup of chicken salad per person which equals the 12 servings. You can get more servings if you use less chicken salad inside smaller rolls or something. 
How to reduce the fat & calories : Feel free to use light cream cheese, light mayo, and/or sub plain greek yogurt to yogurt for the mayo. The yogurt will change the taste slightly. 
Salt & Pepper : I always use a seasoned Rotisserie chicken (just one from Costco) so I feel the salt and pepper amount is fine. But depending on what chicken you use, and how flavorful it is, you may want to add additional salt, pepper, and possibly some other spices.
Tip for the cream cheese : The cream cheese needs to be soft so it mixes in smooth. I put the cream cheese on a microwave safe plate and let it microwave for about 25 seconds. You don't want the cream cheese super hot and slightly melted. Just softened. 
How to serve : Serve inside croissant rolls, rolls, wraps with flour tortillas, or inside a piece of lettuce for a lettuce wrap. 
This recipe was originally published in 2018. It has been updated in January 2021 with better pictures & more helpful tips and direction. Recipe is the same. 


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 339IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg