Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Green Olive Chicken Salad

Saying that I like green olives is a bit of an understatement.

I looooooooooooooooove them.

In high school, one of my favorite lunches was scrambled eggs with sliced green olives.

My favorite pizza is cheese and lots of green olives.

A burger topped with sauteed green olives? Obviously my favorite.

So why hadn't I thought to use them in my chicken salad? Thankfully, I have now seen the light and my favorite chicken salad recipe wavers between curry chicken salad and this green olive chicken salad.

If you like the salty briny taste of green olives, you'll LOVE this chicken salad. I promise!

Green Olive Chicken Salad
2 cups roughly chopped or shredded cooked chicken 
1 cup diced celery (3 stalks)
1 cup large green olives with pimento, sliced 
1/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup light mayo
2 teaspoons green olive brine (from jar)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
fresh ground pepper, to taste  

Combine mayo, light mayo, green olive brine, lemon juice, Dijon, and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk to mix together.

In a medium sized bowl, combine the chicken and celery. Stir in dressing until desired consistency (you may not need it all). Fold in sliced olives until well combined. 

Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Source: Kalyn's Kitchen


  1. Yum! I adore olives - I bet this would be delicious. This would be great to link-up to Create It Thursday for this week…it's live now! Hope you'll join us!

  2. I'm right there with you, Aimee. I love the salty brine of a green olive! I love green olives stuffed with blue cheese, too! Thank you so much for linking up to Wake up Wednesdays! Just pinned your post to our group party board.

    1. Oh how I wish I had some blue cheese on hand to stuff in the rest of the green olives I have sitting in the fridge! YUM!!

      Thanks for the pin! :)

  3. Oh this is a great idea! I love green olives too. I am definitely going to try this...pinning!

    You might like my parmesan crusted grilled chicken and cheese with green olives! Here is the link if you want to check it out:

    Have a great week!

    1. That sandwich looks drool worthy! Thanks for sharing it :)


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