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 making my Homemade Chicken Soup.
For this recipe, knife cuts are super important. The celery and red onion should be minced. Try to cut up as small as you can. Honestly, I loathe seeing chicken salad with huge chunks of anything, including the chicken. Always, Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise. The tang of the Miracle Whip provides the perfect touch. For me, it is difficult for to measure exact amounts for this recipe. Given this, 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. As I mentioned earlier, you can even buy a rotisserie chicken. As another alternative, roast bone-in chicken in the oven. For me, I use breast meat only. However, feel free to incorporate dark.
I’m sure you may be wondering, what are those chips? Check this out. The day I made this Chicken Salad, I did not have bagged chips on hand. So, I made my own with Kitchen Crafted Bayou Catch ® BLND. Click here for the recipe! AMAZING, is all I can say!
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN SALAD
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 incorporating the 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. Honestly, you may not be able to stop eating this fabulous Chicken Salad right out of the bowl. Serve up like I did on a croissant, on fresh bread, toast, or crackers. This chicken salad is also perfect to serve serve at a party, wedding or baby shower using Hawaiian buns. Also, makes for a perfect appetizer, lunch, or dinner! ENJOY!
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