Classic Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

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Amazing classic chicken salad full of dill pickle flavor. Our chicken salad is Keto Approved & ZERO Weight Watchers Points. Shortcut and make it fast by using Rotisserie or Canned Chicken. You can also freeze our chicken salad, so large batches for meal prep are easy.  

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Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

A Classic Chicken Salad Recipe

Our dill pickle chicken salad starts with a yummy, creamy base made with rotisserie, pulled chicken or even canned chicken. We added dill pickles to jazz up the old classic flavor combination of dill inside chicken salad. Plus this easy chicken salad is naturally keto low carb approved and they seem to love their dill pickles! 

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An Easy Keto Low Carb Chicken Salad

Our dill pickle chicken salad is packed with... you guessed it, dill pickles. Aside from the pickles we added celery for crunch and freshness. It really is simple to whip up any time of the day.  Sometimes we eat chicken salad as a late night meal when it has been a long day. When eating the keto or low carb way, it is essential to get the proper amount of electrolytes. The addition of so many dill pickles not only provides sodium, but a huge flavor kick as well. All the other ingredients are naturally keto friendly making this easy chicken salad perfect for any snack or meal. 

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Zero Weight Watchers Points

Now, this easy chicken salad recipe is (as we mentioned earlier) naturally keto and low carb.  I say naturally because we did not swap any ingredients or use substitutes to make it approved.  Therefore, all ingredients are on the keto and low carb food lists.  The ingredients used in this chicken salad also happen to be made up of mostly zero weight watcher point foods. The only thing giving this exact chicken salad recipe weight watchers points is the mayonnaise, so 

How Is this Zero WW points

To make this dill pickle chicken salad ZERO Freestyle Points, simply use plain unsweetened Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise.  

The ingredients for this recipe are on the weight watchers zero point list.  Chicken, celery, dill pickles and plain Greek yogurt. 

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Making Our Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

Full, Printable Recipe Card Below


  • 16 oz chicken breasts- cooked & shredded (or 2 large cans of chicken breast)
  • 3 tablespoon Mayonnaise of choice (we used Olive oil mayo) OR Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • ½ cup dill pickles, diced (we used one deli pickle)
  • ¼ red onion, very finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Lettuce for wrapping (or your favorite bread if your diet allows)

Eating keto? Try our super popular Fathead Rolls


It is easy!  Simply mix all ingredients together. Done. 

Store refrigerated for up to a week (we keep it for about 3 days) 

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Why is Chicken Salad So Popular

We have a few theories as to why chicken salad is so popular. The first being the most obvious...  how easy it is to make. There are so many types of chicken you can use-  canned, rotisserie, legs, breasts etc.  Leftovers kicked off the craze. Pinterest helped people realize that many ingredients can be tossed into your chicken and mayo mixture.

Chicken salad will take on the flavors of everything you mix into it, making it fun to experiment with so popular.  

Our other chicken salad recipes: 

BLTA Chicken Salad - A version of the famous diner sandwich

Southern Style Chicken Salad- smokey almost BBQ like version


Want to make your own Dill Pickles? Check out our favorite refrigerator dill pickle recipe from Self Proclaimed Foodie.  



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Can You Freeze Chicken Salad

Yes! Our dill pickle chicken salad freezes really well. We use it for meal prepping and planning ahead. For example- you can make mini chicken salad wraps with keto tortillas ahead of time, freeze and then thaw the day of. The trick to freeze chicken salad successfully starts with making sure no air can touch the food. Using an airtight container or bag is great, but if there is room for air to be, it will be.

The TRICK- So, if you fill a container and have anything over 1 inch "headspace" fold aluminum foil or stuff a baggie with paper towel and put it on top of the food, then place the container on. It will take up the extra space and prevent icing.

scoop of dill pickle chicken salad in bowl.

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Here is a classic recipe for dill pickle chicken salad that everyone will enjoy. This recipe is naturally keto, low carb and even 0 freestyle weight watchers points! Make ahead for the week, serve on bread or wrap in lettuce


  • 2 chicken breasts- cooked & shredded, or 2 large cans of chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoon Mayonnaise of choice, we used Olive oil mayo OR Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • ½ cup dill pickles, diced (we used one deli pickle)
  • ¼ red onion, very finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Lettuce for wrapping, or your favorite bread if your diet allows


  1. It's simple!  Just mix everything together in a bowl. 
  2. Serve in or on lettuce! 
  3. Store in the refrigerator up to a week. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 2gProtein: 34g

Nutrition facts are auto- populated by the app for this recipe card, numbers may vary. For best results, input your exact brand ingredients into a recipe analyzer like Verywell or MyFitnessPal.

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4 thoughts on “Classic Dill Pickle Chicken Salad”

  1. Thank you for this easy recipe, someone laughed at me once when I said I didn't know how to mix chicken with mayo... I just dont cook anything. It is nice to find these easy ideas.

    • Awww, you're welcome and I am sorry that happened to you! It is exactly why we post recipes of all levels and try to provide as much helpful info as possible. So glad to hear you love it.


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