This easy dill pickle chicken salad is about to be your new favorite lunch! It’s gluten-free and dairy-free and packed with crisp pickles, red onion, celery, and shredded chicken.

A bowl of easy dill pickle chicken salad before being added to a sandwich, crackers, or anything else.

Chicken salad has to be one of the best lunch options! It’s easy to meal prep, great to take on the go, and is super versatile. It can be eaten as a sandwich, wrap, with crackers, and the flavor options are endless. If you love pickles, you’re going to love this chicken salad! 

This has been on my meal prep list for months, and now that I’ve finally tried it and perfected the recipe, I see it becoming a favorite to put on my rotation.

Why you’ll love this Easy Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

  • So flexible! I love how this recipe can be used with lettuce, in a sandwich or wrap, or with crackers!
  • Great for meal prep! This is great to make ahead and versatile to use throughout the week.

The ingredients for Easy Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

  • Coconut Yogurt. I love the brand Culina for coconut yogurt or you can sub Greek yogurt for more protein if you tolerate it.
  • Mayo. You can use any mayo that you tolerate. Personally, this is my mayo of choice.
  • Salt and Pepper. Omit pepper for AIP.
  • Chicken. This needs to be cooked and shredded. A rotisserie chicken is a great shortcut for this!
  • Dill Pickles and Pickle Brine. You can use this for AIP!
  • Celery, Red Onion, and Green Onion. For so much flavor and crunch!
  • Fresh Dill.

The ingredients to make easy dill pickle chicken salad on a counter ready to be used in the recipe.

How to make Easy Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

  • Step One. Combine the coconut yogurt, mayo, pickle brine, and salt and pepper. 
  • Step Two. Add the shredded chicken, pickles, celery, red onion, green onion and dill and stir to combine. 
  • Step Three. Add to lettuce, sandwich, or crackers, and enjoy! 

Photos before and after mixing all the ingredients for easy dill pickle chicken salad.

Tips & Tricks

  • Sub Greek yogurt for coconut yogurt if tolerated. Greek yogurt is a great way to get some extra protein, so if you tolerate dairy, feel free to use that instead of coconut yogurt! 
  • Use a rotisserie chicken as a shortcut. This is the quickest and easiest way to prep this recipe, but you can also cook the chicken at home if needed. 
  • Mix up how you enjoy it. I prefer chicken salad as a wrap with butter lettuce, but it’s also great as a sandwich or with crackers.  

Storage instructions 

Store this chicken salad in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days and serve it chilled. 

Easy dill pickle chicken in lettuce wraps ready to be enjoyed.

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Easy Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

  • Author: Unbound Wellness
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt
  • 2 tbsp mayo (I use this, use any mayo of choice)
  • 2 tbsp pickle brine
  • Salt and pepper to taste (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup dill pickles, chopped (use this for AIP)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped fine
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp green onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped


  • Add the coconut yogurt, mayo, pickle brine, and salt and pepper to a bowl and whisk well to combine. 
  • Add the shredded chicken to a large bowl along with the pickles, celery, red onion, green onion and dill. Pour the yogurt mixture over the chicken and stir well to combine,
  • Store in the fridge for 2-3 days and serve in a lettuce wrap, in a sandwich, or with crackers of your choice!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: Global


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 225
  • Fat: 13.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.8g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 18.4g