Apple Dill Chicken Salad

Some days I eat leftover peanut butter and jelly crusts for lunch. Other days I eat a real adult lunch and wonder why I would ever deprive myself in making myself something good. So in the spirit of New Year, New Me, I’m sharing a fast favorite make-ahead lunch that is packed with protein, flavor, and simplicity!

I made this as simple as possible by using a Rotisserie chicken to cut the prep time without losing any flavor along the way. Because when it comes down to it, we’re all just trying to get a meal on the table or nab something relatively healthy on the run.

So grab a few easy ingredients, shred and chop when you get a chance, and enjoy a flavorful lunch all week long. I promise, this is a good one!

Apple Dill Chicken Salad

A crisp, refreshing make-ahead chicken salad that will keep you healthy, full, and on track all week long!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Lunch
Servings 6


  • 1 Rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chives, diced
  • 1 Tbsp dill weed
  • 1 Tbsp dill pickle juice
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small apple, chopped


  • Shred Rotisserie chicken using your fingers or put chicken meat in food processor or stand mixer to quickly shred. Place in large bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Mix to combine.
  • Serve on your favorite toasted bread, crackers, or as a dip for celery sticks. Enjoy!


  • I love the simplicity of a Rotisserie chicken but this recipe can be altered to use canned, boiled, or roasted chicken.  Whatever method is easiest for you!
  • If you love the added crunch, 2 stalks of celery can be added to this recipe.
  • I love these leak-proof food storage containers for a lunch on the go!
Keyword Chicken Salad, Lunch Recipes

xx Rachel

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