- 4 boneless chicken breasts or bone-in
- 3 celery stalks
- 1 onion, quartered
- 3 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
Another favorite of my mine, probably my favorite party sandwich, is my mother’s Chicken Salad Sandwiches. I have many fond memories of my mother and me making these sandwiches together. When growing up, my Mom would make this for many family gatherings and celebrations. I’d sometimes help her fill tiny, soft New England rolls with this Chicken Salad and sprinkle paprika over the tops. I’d chop the chicken up very fine by hand. Today, I use my coveted food processor! Everyone loves the flavor and smooth consistency of my Mom’s Chicken Salad.
Place chicken breasts in a pot and cover with water. Add celery and onion. Bring to a boil and simmer until chicken is cooked through. Keep checking so you don’t overcook the chicken. The time will vary depending on boneless or bone in. Bring oil ingredients until chicken is cooked through. Do not overcook-keeping it moist is the key.
Cool chicken. Pull off the bone. My mom cuts her chicken up very fine by hand, making these sandwiches delicious! I use my food processor.
Add enough mayonnaise to make chicken salad creamy. Add salt and pepper, garlic power and onion powder. If I’m in the mood, I add a little relish to mine.