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Deli-style chicken salad is a classic and delicious dish that’s perfect for sandwiches, salads, or as a filling for wraps. Here’s a simple recipe to make deli-style chicken salad at home:


  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or chopped (you can use rotisserie chicken for convenience)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt (optional, for added creaminess)
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickles, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional add-ins: chopped apples, dried cranberries, chopped nuts (such as pecans or almonds), fresh herbs (such as parsley or dill)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded or chopped cooked chicken breast, chopped celery, chopped red onion, and chopped sweet pickles.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt (if using), Dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined and smooth.
  3. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the chicken and vegetable mixture in the large bowl.
  4. Gently toss all the ingredients together until the chicken and vegetables are evenly coated with the dressing.
  5. Taste the chicken salad and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt, pepper, or lemon juice according to your taste preferences.
  6. If using any optional add-ins like chopped apples, dried cranberries, nuts, or fresh herbs, fold them into the chicken salad mixture at this point.
  7. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer the chicken salad to an airtight container. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  8. Once chilled, give the chicken salad a final stir and serve it on sandwiches, wraps, salads, or enjoy it on its own. It’s also great for meal prep and can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.

Feel free to customize this deli-style chicken salad recipe with your favorite ingredients and enjoy it for a quick and satisfying meal anytime!

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