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This pickle chicken salad is a staple at my house. www.lillieeatsandtells.com

Pickle Chicken Salad

A quick and easy chicken salad that fits your macros with the perfect amount of crunch!
4.97 from 79 votes
Cuisine American, Healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 200 kcal

Disclaimer: the grams I’ve listed manually after each ingredient are accurate for a single recipe, but they will not multiply if you choose the 2x or 3x option. Please make sure and multiply on your own!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken breast * (or other cooked chicken) (300 g)
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped (75 g)
  • 1 1/2 cup celery, chopped fine (150 g) fennel works too
  • 1 1/2 cup dill pickles, chopped (200 g)
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped (60 g)
  • 1/4 cup sweet relish (60 g)
  • 2-3 Tbsp dill, chopped (8 g)
  • 2 Tbsp low-fat mayo (30 g)
  • 3 Tbsp non-fat Greek yogurt (45 g)
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar (15 g)
  • 1 Tbsp mustard (15 g)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients from chicken to dill.
  • Make a quick dressing by whisking Mayo, Greek yogurt, vinegar, and mustard. Mix dressing in salad and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Eat on rice cakes, corn thins, crackers... wrapped in lettuce or build a sandwich!

Notes

Chicken: If you’re using some yummy seasoned grilled chicken etc, chop it up and throw it in your bowl and call it good! But if I’m using the pre-packaged rotisserie chicken breast from Costco (which I would never want to eat plain), I like to shred and chop a bit, removing any gross parts. Then I heat a pan super hot, season the chicken with a GOOD pinch of kosher salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and throw it in the pan undisturbed for just a minute. Toss and leave for about 30 more seconds and remove from heat. You don’t want it tasting like re-cooked poultry! You just kind of want to bring it to life with flavor and improved texture. If you do this, transfer to a plate and pop in the fridge to cool while you prep your veggies. It will shrink a tiny bit while cooking, so  you’ll probably end up with about 265 grams of chicken… but the macros are the same as the original 300 g of rotisserie chicken breast so don’t let it confuse you!
Mayo: I just used the low-fat labeled 3.5 fat per Tbsp. If you’d rather use all Greek yogurt, go for it! One portion will have 1.5 less fat, and almost 1 more gram of protein. No biggie.
I made a couple of TINY changes to this recipe after posting on my IG page. Just added a little more pickles, celery, and Greek yogurt to stretch the portion and macros just a hair. 
This keeps great in the fridge for at least 3-4 days. We'll eat it all week if it lasts!
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Nutrition

Serving: 230gFiber: 1.4gCalories: 200kcalFat: 6.6gProtein: 24.4gCarbohydrates: 8.2g
Keywords chicken, pickle, rotisserie chicken breast, salad

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