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.
- 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
- 1/2 cup of Dukes Mayonnaise you can use more or less depending on your preference
- 6 oz. Bag Pecan Halves
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put chicken in a oven safe dish and drizzle 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.
Chop your nuts into small pieces.
Once cooled put your chicken breast through a meat grinder and add to the bowl
Add the mayonnaise and stir together
What is one of your Mom's recipes that you remember from your childhood you want to make yourself?
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