Grandmommy's Chicken Salad Recipe

There are some recipes that just take you back!  My Grandmommy always made her own special chicken salad anytime we visited Kentucky in the summer, so it's not really a true summer to me until I've had it.  I'm currently eating it as I type, so you know it's good!

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It's more of a throw-together than a recipe, but you know I like simple food like that.   Also, people can be pretty particular about chicken salad, since it comes in so many varieties--grapes, nuts, dill.  This version is pretty straight-up and simple!


Grandmommy's Chicken Salad


  • 20 oz. chicken breasts, boiled until done and chopped finely
  • Real mayo, 1/2 to 1 cup (Grandmommy says not to let the chicken salad to be dry!)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced finely
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • Salt + Pepper to taste

Chop it all up and mix together!  Adjust quantities until it tastes good to you!  


I was busy today so I took a couple shortcuts:

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Miss my Grandmommy something fierce, but making recipes like this always make her feel near! 

Posted on July 30, 2013 and filed under yummy.