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Two chicken salad sandwiches with fries and pickles

Alabama White Sauce Chicken Salad

Tangy and peppery, Alabama White Sauce Chicken Salad packs a hearty punch. Pickles and onions add a bite to this Southern twist on a basic chicken salad recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American Southern
Servings 6


For the Alabama White BBQ Sauce

  • 1.5 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the Chicken Salad

  • 3 cups cooked, chopped chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion


To Make the Sauce

  • Add all sauce ingredients into a bowl.
  • Whisk to completely combine.

To Make the Chicken Salad

  • Combine the pickles, onions, and chicken in a bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of sauce or as much sauce as you prefer. Stir together.
  • Chill in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least one hour or until ready to serve.