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finished spicy chicken salad in a serving bowl

  • Author: Gianna Nebbia
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 sandwich servings 1x
  • Category: Spicy food
  • Cuisine: Italian- American


This spicy chicken salad recipe is a go-to for making delicious chicken salad with a little extra kick.


  • 2 cups of diced or shredded chicken. You can use leftover chicken, grilled chicken breast or thighs, or diced up store-bought rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar OR lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed Calabrian chili peppers, such as these
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet relish
  • 1 tablespoon of dill relish (you can also choose 1 relish OR replace the relish with a diced pickle)
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/2 cup of diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: a handful of fresh herbs such as parsley

Keywords: spicy chicken salad recipe