I just had the simplest and easiest chicken salad ever, and the wonderful thing about it is that it would also work well for the soft foods stage.
Chicken thunks hard for me but my younger son pretty much eats no other meat but chicken. So we end up cooking a lot of it. I’m always looking for ways to make it more palatable for my husband and me.
This is how we made this.
1. Start with a rotisserie chicken. Take about half of it off the bone and reserve the other half for eating plain.
2. Cut into small chunks, cutting across the grain.
3. Put into a kitchenaid mixing bowl with the regular beater attachment and run the mixer until the chicken is shredded. You can do this by pulsing in a food processor as well. This step is critical to finely shredding the chicken which is what makes it easy to eat for sleevers.
4. Mix with 2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise.
5. Add freshly ground pepper and if you like, one thinly sliced celery stalk. I also like to add thinly sliced almonds but we were all out.