Mom’s Homemade Chicken Salad

This chicken salad has a smooth texture and is perfect for appetizers.

Do you have foods that you remember from your childhood? When you taste them they take you back to when you were little? My Mom used to cookquite a bit and I have great memories of some of the things she used to make. One of my favorite things was her homemade chicken salad. Most people make there’s with cubed chicken but hers was smooth and creamy. She would put it on toasted bread and the cold chicken salad on the warm bread was so good for aquick lunch.


I can remember watching mom grind the chicken with her mixer. It was really loud. I have not had her chicken salad for years so when I got a grinder attachment for my KitchenAid for Christmas I knew what I wanted to make first! I used the course disk on my grinder to get the right consistency. 

Once your meat is ground you must add it to the other ingredients and mix it up. I use my hands at this point because it is faster and I think it does a better job. 

I’ve enjoy my homemade chicken salad by itself, on sandwich bread or like I did here with melted cheese on a toasted english muffin. This chicken salad is perfect for showers and teas. It has a smooth consistency with all the flavor and fits perfectly on a cracker, in a piece of endive or on a crostini.


Mom's Homemade Chicken Salad
Recipe type: Entree
  • Ingredients:
  • 3 Large Chicken Breast's
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of any all purpose seasoning (I used Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Blend)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 12 Stalks celery finely chopped
  • 10 oz. Jar of sweetened pickle relish
  • ½ cup of Dukes Mayonnaise (you can use more or less depending on your preference)
  • 6 oz. Bag Pecan Halves
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put chicken in a oven safe dish and drizzle olive oil on top.
  3. Shake Seasoning on each breast and bake until they reach 160 degrees about 30 minutes.
  4. While they cool chop up your celery and drain your pickle relish and put into a bowl.
  5. Chop your nuts into small pieces.
  6. Once cooled put your chicken breast through a meat grinder and add to the bowl
  7. Add the mayonnaise and stir together


Mom's Homemade Chicken Salad

What is one of your Mom’s recipes that you remember from your childhood you want to make yourself?


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I'm a mom of 3 boys, 2 by birth one by marriage. I love to cook, watch chick flicks, read and drink wine. I hate cleaning up my craft messes, doing laundry and the dishes! I love watching my boys grow and change and see how differently they view the world. Join me on the blog where I try to provide you with recipes and tips to make your life easier!

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