Mom’s Chicken Salad

My Mom used to cook quite a bit. One of my favorite things was her chicken salad. Most people make there’s with cubed chicken but hers was smooth. I can remember watching her grind it with her mixer. 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!

 

 

Ingredients:
3 Large Chicken Breast’s
1-2 Tablespoons of any all purpose seasoning (I used Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Blend)
2 TablespoonsOlive Oil
12 Stalks celery finely chopped
10oz. Jar of sweetened pickle relish
1/2 cup of Dukes Mayonnaise (you can use more or less depending on your preference)
6oz. Bag Pecan Halves
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put chicken in a oven safe dish and pour olive oil on top. Shake Seasoning on each breast and bake until they reach 160 degrees about 30 minutes.
While they cool chop up your celery and drain your pickle relish and put into a bowl. Add the mayonnaise.

Here is where the difference comes in. You have to take out your meant grinder and use the large disk. First put through the pecans and then your chicken. Sorry I forgot to take a pic so I grabbed this one from the KitchenAid website.

Once your done just mix it up, I use my hands at this point because it is faster and does a better job I think. You enjoy 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.

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

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Kelley Wilson

I love to cook, drink wine and craft. I live in Georgia with my husband and 2 sons. My goal this year is to become a better photographer and spend more time with my boys,

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