Making chicken salad is super-easy when you use a food processor. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make chicken salad with a food processor.
Step 1: Prepare the chicken meat
You need 1 cooked chicken breast. You can use leftover chicken, or cook a chicken breast just for the chicken salad.
Step 2: Prepare boiled eggs
You need 2 hard-boiled eggs. You can boil them in advance, or right before making chicken salad. Peel the boiled eggs.
Step 3: Put the slicer blade in the food processor
You need to use the slicer blade that goes on top of the food processor. Don’t use the regular steel blade that’s inside the bowl – it will turn the chicken into a paste instead of shredded pieces. Here’s the picture of the slicer blade in the food processor:
Step 4: Put chicken in the top compartment of the food processor
The chicken goes in the top feeding chute of the food processor.
Step 5: Turn On The Food Processor To Slice The Chicken
Turn on the food processor. The blade will spin and the chicken will get sliced into small pieces and fall into the main bowl. Don’t press on the top lid with your hand as the chicken gets sliced – the gravity will do a better job than forcing the chicken down.
Step 6: Put the eggs in the top compartment of the food processor
Step 7: Turn on the food processor to chop the eggs
Same as with chicken, don’t push on the eggs – let the gravity do the work.
Step 8: Empty out the food processor into a mixing bowl
Put the chopped chicken and eggs from the food processor into a regular bowl. Yes, you can use the food processor’s bowl, but I prefer not to, since it’s awkward to mix stuff by hand in the food processor bowl.
Step 9: Prepare The Mayo
Step 10: Add 3 tbsp of mayo to the chicken and eggs
Step 11: Mix the mayo, chicken and eggs
Mix everything with a spoon until combined.
Step 12: Add salt and pepper to taste
Your chicken salad is ready! You can eat chicken salad as a salad, or make a chicken salad sandwich out of it. Enjoy!