Chicken Salad Recipe

  • Cooked chicken – chopped
  • Celery – chopped
  • Sweet pickles – chopped
  • Mayonnaise

Mix all ingredients. Refrigerate.

 

Yep – that’s it. The entire recipe for Chicken Salad – which is why you might want to watch the video.

When I was growing up, it would take several hours to make Chicken Salad. It took over an hour to boil the chicken. Then we had to wait for it to cool enough to handle the chicken. Then you had to debone the chicken, followed by cutting the meat into bite-sized pieces with kitchen shears. The celery and pickles had to be chopped by hand.

Because it was so labor intensive, we only had Chicken Salad on special occasions, like a church homecoming dinner, family reunions or holidays.

But now, a food processor makes quick work of Chicken Salad. And there are several ways to prepare/purchase the chicken. Rotisserie chicken from the grocery store adds extra flavor. Crockpot chicken can be cooking all day or night while you are doing other things. Or you could bake the chicken in the oven. However, the tried and true method is to boil the chicken in a large pot until tender. The additional value in boiling is that you now have broth for chicken rice soup!

If you’ve never made Chicken Salad before, try your hand at it. And let me know about your experience. Don’t forget to watch the video!