Basic chicken salad is a lunch staple at everyone’s household. There are as many variations of homemade chicken salad as people making it. I really love this easy southern style chicken salad recipe. The base of this best southern chicken salad recipe with eggs and dill pickle relish is cooked chicken and creamy mayonnaise. We are also gonna add such ingredients as chopped hard boiled eggs, dill pickle relish, crunchy celery and red onions for spice accent.
I love dill pickle relish in this salad. It gives it that extra kick that takes the salad to the next level. It balances great with the delicate flavor of hard boiled eggs.
Eggs add a pleasant creamy texture to the salad and carry out the rest of the flavors wonderfully. Celery adds a fun crunch to every bite and raw onions give it a little spice accent. If you don’t like the taste of raw onions (like me) you can omit them completely or soak chopped onions in cold water for about 10 minutes before adding to the salad. Or you can not to put onions at all. The best thing in this chicken salad with hard boiled egg and dill pickle relish is that it has low calories – you can see how many calories it has in a nutrition facts.
I prefer serving this tasty salad on a flaky freshly baked croissant from my nearby bakery with lettuce and tomato slices. There is just something magical about the combination of a buttery, silky, aromatic croissant and savory creamy, crunchy southern chicken salad. And it looks really amazing.
But you can absolutely serve it any other way (but believe me, croissant is the best). Wrap in a flour tortilla for a take-to-work quick lunch, put it on a bed of lettuce for a carb conscious meal or serve it on top of your favorite slice of bread and make perfect-for-lunch sandwiches.
It is super easy and quick to make recipe! You can use any favorite type of cooked chicken like baked, poached or rotisserie. Anything goes. And don’t let this ridiculously short ingredient list and preparation time fool you. This salad is so flavorful and mouthwatering. Hope you enjoy this jazzed up version of the chicken salad as much as I do.