Yummy Pecan Chicken Salad

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Marie Freeman

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This is a rich chicken salad, a family recipe that has been tested many years. It is great for a filling for popovers or croissants. If I don't want it quite so rich I leave out the pecans. But actually, with the addition of the nuts, it really puts the taste over the top!

Rating:

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Serves:
10-12
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 1
    rotisserie chicken, skinned and boned or 3 chicken breasts and two thighs cooked
  • 1 c
    chopped celery
  • 1 c
    chopped green olives plus some of the liquid
  • 1 c
    finely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 c
    mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c
    sweet pickle relish

How to Make Yummy Pecan Chicken Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Chop the cooked chicken into pieces and place in a food processor. Pulse 3-4 times to small pieces.
  2. Chop the celery up in the food processor, pulsing 3-4 times. Pecans and olives can be processed or chopped by hand.
  3. Mix together the chicken, olives, celery and nuts. I usually add about 1/4 cup of the olive juice from the jar. This makes the chicken salad not so dry without having to add more mayo.
  4. Add the relish. Add a little mayo at the time until it is the consistency that you like. I don't add any more mayo than I have to. I like to stop just as it comes together and no longer looks dry.

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