Thursday, May 10, 2012

just like my mama makes it.

I had a request the other day for a post on how to make my mama's chicken salad that we served at Donna's baby shower. Ask and you shall receive! (thanks for the request Kristin!) 

2012 16 April- donnabshowerblog006

Chicken Salad- just like my mama makes it!

Key Players:
1 Rotisserie Chicken (or BBQ Chook as they say here in Oz
½ cup diced onion
½ cup diced celery
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup apple pieces (red or green)
½ cup grape halves (red or green)
¼ cup mayo
¼ cup sour cream

1. Remove skin and shred chicken pieces using a two forks (or forget the forks and use two clean hands as I do!)

2. Combine onion, celery, walnuts, mayo and sour cream in a mixing bowl with shredded chicken. Mix until well combined.

3. Add apple pieces and grape halves and lightly mix (avoiding squashing the grapes!)

4. Add salt and pepper to taste

Helpful Hints:
  • For more colour, use either red grapes and green apple OR green grapes and red apple.
  • If you find that your mixture is lacking a bit of one element, just add some more until you are satisfied. Really like celery… just add some more! The only thing I would recommend is that you make sure you combine equal parts mayo and sour cream.
  • I only use the white meat on my chicken. That is just a personal preference of mine and it totally up to you!
  • This tastes really good on crackers, bread, croissants... or just plain on a fork!
  • For a little extra tang you can always add a bit of honey mustard if that is your thing.


  1. excellent recipe - I've just made it!

    Also a good lunch option if you want a cold salad (or don't have a microwave at work).

    Thanks Michelle (and Mrs N!)

  2. Somehow I am just seeing this post! Thanks for posting!


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