Craving a tangy and easy lunch? This dill pickle chicken salad sandwich is bursting with flavor and ready in minutes. Simply combine shredded chicken, chopped dill pickles, red onion, and a creamy dill pickle juice dressing. Pile it high on your favorite bread and enjoy a delicious taste sensation!

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Sandwich

What you’ll love about these Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Sandwiches

  • Tangy and Crunchy: The chopped dill pickles add a burst of briny flavor and welcome crunch that takes your classic chicken salad to a whole new level.
  • Creamy with a Kick: The creamy dill pickle dressing adds a subtle tang that complements the richness of the mayonnaise. It’s a flavor surprise that keeps things interesting with every bite.
  • Unexpectedly Refreshing: The pickles and dill add a freshness that makes this sandwich perfect for a lighter lunch option, especially on warm days.
  • Easy to Customize: Love a bit of heat? Add some chopped jalapenos. Prefer a sweeter profile? Mix in some chopped grapes or dried cranberries. This recipe is a great base to play with your favorite flavors.
  • Perfect for Leftovers: The flavors tend to meld even better the next day, making this a great meal prep option for the week.
Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Sandwich

What you need for Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Sandwiches

  • Shredded chicken breast – a fresh rotisserie chicken is my favorite way to make this, but I will also cook boneless chicken breasts or thighs. Just cook and shred.
  • Dill pickles – feel free to add more or less as desired. Pickle lovers might enjoy even more!
  • Mayonnaise – you can use a lighter version to cut some calories, but the mayonnaise adds a clear creaminess. If you’d like to half and half, use half mayonnaise and half non fat greek yogurt to provide some tanginess and a little more protein without the extra calories from the mayo.
  • Dill Pickle juice – get this straight from the pickle jar, it adds so much more pickle flavor!
  • Dried Dill – again we are packing this incredible salad with as much dill and delicious flavor we can.
  • Celery – nice flavor and of course that coveted crunch!
  • Minced Red Onion – A little more crunch, but lots of great onion-y flavor!
  • Salt and Pepper – This of course is to taste. If you don’t think your chicken salad requires any, omit it. If you desire a little more salt and pepper flavor, go for it.

How can I serve this Dill Pickle Chicken Salad?

Dill pickle chicken salad is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed in many ways! Here are some ideas:

Classic Options:

  • Sandwiches: Spread the chicken salad on your favorite bread, like wheat bread, sourdough, or croissants. Add lettuce, tomato, and extra pickles for a heartier sandwich.
  • Crackers: For an easy appetizer or snack, scoop the chicken salad onto crackers. Ritz crackers or wheat thins are popular choices.

Lighter Options:

  • Lettuce Wraps: Wrap the chicken salad in lettuce leaves for a low-carb and refreshing lunch option.
  • Salad Topper: Serve the chicken salad on a bed of mixed greens with chopped vegetables for a complete and balanced meal.

Other Ideas:

  • Wraps: Spread the chicken salad in a tortilla and add your favorite veggies and cheese for a delicious wrap.
  • Deviled Eggs: Pipe some dill pickle chicken salad into deviled eggs for a unique and flavorful appetizer.
  • Stuffed Peppers: Hollow out bell peppers, fill them with chicken salad, and bake for a fun and creative presentation.

No matter how you choose to serve it, dill pickle chicken salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Sandwich

Serving Ideas for Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

  • On bread or croissants for a delicious sandwich
  • Over a bed of lettuce for a lighter option
  • In a wrap or lettuce wraps for a grab-and-go lunch
  • With crackers or sliced vegetables for an appetizer


  • For a creamier chicken salad, add more mayonnaise.
  • You can add other ingredients to this recipe to customize it to your liking. Here are some ideas: chopped grapes, dried cranberries, chopped nuts, chopped fresh herbs (like parsley), a tablespoon or two of pickle relish.
  • You can use sweet pickles in place of dill pickles if you prefer, in this recipe.
Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Sandwich

Storing Leftover Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Sandwiches

The Challenge: Bread can get soggy, especially with the moisture from the pickles and dressing.

Separate Strategies:

  1. Store Chicken Salad Separately: Make the chicken salad ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to eat, assemble the sandwiches with fresh bread.
  2. Assembled Sandwiches (Short Term): If you need to pack a lunch in the morning, you can assemble the sandwiches. However, for best results, eat them within the same day. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The bread will likely become a bit soggy, but it might be manageable for a quick lunch.

Not Ideal:

  • Freezing Sandwiches: The mayonnaise and chicken in the salad don’t freeze well, and the bread quality will suffer.

Tips for Success:

  • Use sturdy bread that holds up well, like sourdough or wheat bread.
  • Toast the bread before assembling the sandwich to create a barrier against moisture.
  • Drain any excess moisture from the chopped pickles before adding them to the chicken salad.
  • Pack the sandwiches with an ice pack in your lunchbox to keep them colder and fresher for longer.

By following these tips, you can enjoy delicious dill pickle chicken salad sandwiches throughout the week!

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Sandwich

Looking for more great dill pickle recipes?

You have got to try our incredibly easy but oh so mouthwatering delicious, Tater Tot Oven Fried Pickle Chips. Also, you might really enjoy the Best Dill Dip Recipe too! You should also try these two ingredient cheese pickle chips too.

Making the Recipe

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Sandwich

Dill Pickle Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Nicole Cook
Craving a tangy and easy lunch? This dill pickle chicken salad sandwich is bursting with flavor and ready in minutes. Simply combine shredded chicken, chopped dill pickles, red onion, and a creamy dill pickle juice dressing. Pile it high on your favorite bread and enjoy a delicious taste sensation!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Sandwiches Burgers and Sliders
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 519 kcal


  • 4 croissants sliced in half

For Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

  • 2 cups chicken cooked and shredded or chopped
  • ¾ cup dill pickles chopped
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons pickle juice from the jar
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ¼ cup celery chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion chopped or minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dill pickle slices if desired for on sandwich


  • In a small bowl whisk together mayo, pickle juice, minced red onion, and dill weed.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the shredded chicken, celery, and pickles. Mix the mayo sauce with the chicken until well combined. If you like it a little creamier, add a tablespoon of mayo. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate for about an hour before serving, but honestly the longer the better.
  • When ready to serve, spread on the bottoms of each croissant, top with lettuce, dill pickle slices, black olives, fresh tomatoes or whatever you like. Place the top back on the croissant and enjoy!


Calories: 519kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 21gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 872mgPotassium: 416mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 550IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy lunch recipes, easy sandwich recipes
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