This is one of those recipes my Momma has been making, forever. Eat it right out of the bowl, on bread, on a croissant, or crackers. Her Chicken Salad is the absolute best. If you want to skip cooking the chicken, taking off the bone, and grinding, you could definitely grab a rotisserie chicken at your local market. I have done this a few times myself. I typically whip up a bit of this Chicken Salad when I make my homemade Chicken Soup…click here for recipe!
Knife cuts are very important…you want the celery and red onion to be minced…as small as you can get. I loathe seeing chicken salad with huge chunks of anything…including the chicken. Miracle Whip…use this…the tang provides the perfect touch. It is difficult for me to measure the amount…just slowly incorporate the Miracle Whip until you get a nice consistency. You will also need a grinder or food processor. I actually use a mini-chopper…Click here for one similar.
I am not going to go through the process of cooking the chicken…check out how to cook the chicken using my Chicken Soup recipe. As I mentioned earlier, you can even buy a rotisserie chicken, or as alternative, roast bone-in chicken in the oven. I use the breast meat, but feel free to incorporate dark.
I know what you are thinking…what are those chips? Check this out…the day I made this Chicken Salad, I did not have chips…so I made my own with Kitchen Crafted Bayou Catch ® BLND. Click here for the recipe! AMAZING is all I can say!
After you have pulled the chicken off the bone…be sure to remove any small pieces of bone. In batches, grind in a mini-chopper or food processor. Place in bowl.
Add in the minced celery and red onion. Combine well. Start adding your Miracle Whip, a little at a time. Remember, you can always add, but you can never take away. You do not want the mixture to be dry, nor do you want the chicken floating in Miracle Whip.
Season with a touch of kosher salt and black pepper. You may not be able to stop eating right out of the bowl…haha. Serve up like I did on a croissant, on fresh bread, or on crackers. You can even serve this up at a party or wedding/baby shower using Hawaiian buns…makes for a perfect appetizer, lunch, or dinner!