Delaware Chicken Salad

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Old-fashioned Delaware Chicken Salad includes both cooked chicken and hard cooked eggs. It is hearty, filling and delicious!

Old-fashioned Delaware Chicken Salad includes both cooked chicken and hard cooked eggs. It is hearty, filling and delicious!

This Delaware Chicken Salad is a very old recipe. When I say it was an old recipe, I mean so old, it originally measured things in “gills.” I had to research what a “gill” was.

This inspired me to come up with my own version of it as a nod to this centuries old recipe.

To make this recipe you will need:

  • cooked chicken
  • mayonnaise
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • whole grain Dijon mustard
  • dill pickle relish
  • shallot
  • hard cooked eggs
  • mixing bowl
  • rolls or lettuce for serving

For this recipe you will need you’ll need about 3 cups of cooked, chicken. This can be diced or shredded.

You can use left-over chicken, rotisserie chicken from the store.

Here I simply brushed a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts with olive oil, sprinkled them with salt & pepper and then baked them at 350° for about 20-25 minutes.

Then I let them cool before dicing or shredding.

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In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, salt & pepper. Whisk them together.

Stir in some whole grain Dijon mustard, along with some dill pickle relish and a very finely minced shallot.

Dice up 3 or 4 hard cooked eggs.

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Add in your eggs and chicken and stir them all together.

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You really can’t get much easier than that.

Your chicken salad can be served on rolls, croissants, lettuce wraps or just eat it with a fork!

Old-fashioned Delaware Chicken Salad includes both cooked chicken and hard cooked eggs. It is hearty, filling and delicious!

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Old-fashioned Delaware Chicken Salad includes both cooked chicken and hard cooked eggs. It is hearty, filling and delicious!

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Delaware Chicken Salad

Constance Smith – A Good Life Farm
Old-fashioned Delaware Chicken Salad includes both cooked chicken and hard cooked eggs. It is hearty, filling and delicious!
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Entrées – Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 324 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 c mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tb whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tb dill pickle relish
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 c cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • 4 hard cooked eggs, diced

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together the mayo, salt, pepper, mustard and pickle relish in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir together.
  • Your chicken salad can be served on rolls, croissants, lettuce wraps or just eat it with a fork.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

You can use left-over chicken, rotisserie chicken from the store or do like I did. I brushed a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts with olive oil, salt and peppered them and baked them at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. Cool.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cSodium: 455mgCalcium: 25mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 179IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 177mgCholesterol: 144mgCalories: 324kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 27gProtein: 17gCarbohydrates: 2gIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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This recipe was originally written in 2013, and updated in 2022.

8 thoughts on “Delaware Chicken Salad”

  1. I make this a lot, love it. I also make my tuna salad the same way. I add celery because I like some crunch. For the lady who doesn’t like egg yolk, use chopped apple or grapes cut in half instead.

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  2. I make my chicken salad very similar to yours, except I mash up the egg yolks,,,,,can not stand pieces of the yolk when mashed I don’t even know they are in it….(besides I do not like yolks at all) :) hard to cook & bake without them, but could do without them….I know in baking you can….but just never tried it tho…..

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  3. Well, we are all old in Delaware. Hehehe! Your recipe sounds good. We are famous for our fried chicken. We have a chicken festival every year. That and tax free shopping!
    I really enjoy your blog and loved the pictures. You have had a great adventure in Alaska.
    Have a great weekend!

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    • You must not be from around here, Joan. We are famous for our Scrapple, our Oyster Sandwiches and Chicken Salad (like above)… We only have a chicken festival because of the numerous amount of Chicken farms and Perdue plants…. Apple Scrapple Festival and Punkin' Chunkin…. THAT is pure Delaware.

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