Active Time
25 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour
Yield
Serves 12 (serving size: 2 deviled eggs)

These Southern-inspired deviled eggs say summer fun like nothing else. A picnic-perfect use for leftover fried chicken, these tasty bites are spicy, but not burn-your-mouth spicy. Feel free to increase or decrease the cayenne pepper depending on how much of a kick you like. A sweetness from the chopped pickles, tang from the vinegar and hot sauce, and salty-savory deliciousness from the fried chicken make for a perfectly balanced chicken + eggs-perience. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high. Using a slotted spoon or strainer, carefully lower eggs into boiling water. Boil 12 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge eggs into a bowl of ice and water to stop the cooking process. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Peel eggs; discard shells.

Step 2

Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out yolks, leaving egg whites intact. Set aside whites. Place egg yolks in a medium bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons each chopped chicken and chopped pickles. Add remaining chicken, remaining pickles, mayonnaise, vinegar, paprika, cayenne, and salt to yolks. Stir well until combined.

Step 3

Arrange egg whites, cut side up, on a work surface. Divide yolk mixture evenly among eggs. Transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle evenly with reserved chopped chicken, reserved pickles, and scallions. Drizzle with hot sauce.

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