Chicken Olivye (Chicken Potato Salad)

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
The most exciting potato salad you'll try! This chicken olivye is a favorite at church potlucks. |
Olivye (sometimes spelled olivier) is a potato salad that is ridiculously popular in Russia and many Eastern European countries. We're changing it up and using chicken instead of kielbasa.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $9-$12
Servings: 8 -10 (as a side)


  • 1 lb or about 2 medium chicken breasts or store-bought rotisserie chicken
  • 3 medium/large russet potatoes peeled
  • 3 large carrots peeled.
  • 2 cups of thawed frozen peas
  • 5 large eggs boiled and diced
  • 12 baby dill pickles 2 cups diced
  • 1 small yellow onion finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup mayo or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper or to taste


  1. Place chicken breasts in a medium sauce pan (cut large breasts in half), cover with water, add 1 tsp salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15-20 min or until cooked through. Drain and let rest until cool enough to handle then dice. If using rotisserie chicken, remove skin and dice the chicken meat. Place in large mixing bowl.
  2. Peel and finely dice carrots, then peel and dice potatoes the same size as carrots. Place carrots and potatoes into a medium pot and cover with water. Add 1 tsp salt and bring to boil. Continue cooking uncovered for 10-12 min or until tender then rinse with cold water and drain. Transfer to paper towels to remove any excess water. Transfer to mixing bowl.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl: 2 cups peas, 5 diced eggs, 12 diced baby pickles, finely diced onion, 1/4 cup fresh dill. Stir in mayo, salt and pepper to taste.