Mommy & Me Chicken Salad

by HEAB on October 3, 2011

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Summer and I shared some chicken salad today for lunch. She ate her serving with a spoon. I ate mine with a bowl of Red Hot Blues.

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Into the food processor went 2 large baked chicken breasts + all of the ingredients for Emily’s goat cheese potato salad, minus the potatoes. The end result was a goat cheesy, herb-filled delicious chicken salad. I prefer my chicken salad smooth and thick – perfect for chip dippin’ or for an 11-month old with no teeth. :)

{ 33 comments }

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I loved it when the boys started eating so much of what Tony and I ate! It made family meals so much more special!

Jennie (the gf-gf) October 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Too cute! My taste buds weren’t advanced enough to appreciate goat cheese until I was in my 20s. Looks like Summer’s got a head start :-)
I prefer a chunky chicken salad, but goat cheese and chicken are so perfect together – delish!

HEAB October 3, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Jennie,
Me too – here’s to making up for many years without goat cheese! ;)

Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Smooth and thick is definitely the way to go with chicken salad!! This looks So tasty!

charlotte October 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I love that you think out-of-the-box when it comes to baby food. I’ve long thought it insane that the first “food” we start babies on a massively overprocessed “cereal” that tastes like paste. Especially when there are so many delicious foods that are already perfect for tiny mouths and fingers.

HEAB October 3, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Charlotte,
Yeah, I just don’t understand rice cereal. Why?

J3nn October 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Oh, yum!! Chicken salad with goat cheese sounds amazing. Maybe if I ask my mommy nicely she’ll make me some too. Hehe

Samantha October 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm

That sounds really good, and I just picked up some fresh goat cheese. Lunch maybe?! My food processor sadly isn’t stellar.

Andrea@WellnessNotes October 3, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Sharing lunch with little ones is so much fun! Your lunch is something the toddler and I would love, too! :)

The Delicate Place October 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm

i’m just a fan of thick purees anyway you slice it. it’s prob why i have a near obsession with hummus. summer has good taste in food!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 3, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Love that Summer is rocking a spoon. That’s big time! Go Summer. And that you’re not stressing over making separate food for her and she’s eating a version of your food. Keeps life much easier that way!

Got your emails, too :)

HEAB October 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Averie,
Well, I had to spoon feed her myself. She hasn’t quite gotten the hang of doing it herself, and I wanted her to get more of the chicken salad, rather than our dogs. ;)

Jen {The Wholehearted Life} October 3, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Red Hot Blues = best chips EVER!

HEAB October 3, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Jen,
I concur. Just finished off the bag. :)

polly October 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm

mmm! Lunch here was connbread muffins.. chicken… goat cheese. I would totally smoosh all that up for Summie anytime. : ) Lurve.

HEAB October 3, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Polls,
Summie would love her Polly smoosh!

katie @KatieDid October 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

aww yum, goat cheese, blue corn chips… 2 of my all time favorites right there. I never used to like chicken salad, and haven’t given it a chance in so long because I’m not a fan of mayo. I really love the idea of using goat cheese though, amazing.

HEAB October 3, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Katie,
Yeah, I like the taste of mayo but not all the refined vegetable oil it usually contains. Love Emily’s recipe!

Shelby October 3, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Can’t wait to try this!

kathleen @ the daily crumb October 3, 2011 at 7:09 pm

i have never thought to make chicken salad in the food processor. sounds delicious, though!!

HEAB October 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Kathleen,
BEST way to make chicken salad – as it minces up all the ingredients. No big chunks of onion, celery, herbs, etc. So easy and no chopping required. Just throw everything in and hit “on”. I’m lazy. :)

Hannah October 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Oh golly, the idea of perfectly smooth chicken makes me feel a bit funny inside, but I love goat cheese and trust you immesaurably, so okay. Okay. :D

Annie October 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Oh my stars!! That sounds amazing… why is it when I read a recipe I never think of subbing like chicken for potatoes. Fabulous thinking… and thanks for the link.

Lorne October 3, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I am thinking those chips might also go down rather nicely with smearing of vegemite/marmite :0)

HEAB October 4, 2011 at 6:41 am

Lorne,
Ha, I think you’re right. ;)

Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco October 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Not eating meat has become more difficult than it was before this page loaded. ;)

Health Bee October 4, 2011 at 12:58 am

Great idea with the goat cheese. What is your favorite goat cheese brand?

HEAB October 4, 2011 at 6:45 am

Health Bee,
I used to buy the Trader Joe’s brand until Costco started carrying goat cheese. So, now we buy the Kirkland brand. Goat cheese in bulk? Love it! :)

Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City October 4, 2011 at 10:43 am

I’m glad to see you found a new use for Emily’s goat cheese dressing!! Looks yummy (minus the chicken ;) !)

Have a great day!

Emmy (Wine and Butter) October 4, 2011 at 11:03 am

Why do I always read food blogs straight AFTER my lunch!?
Hecka hungry now and I only ate 2 hours ago. Louis will not understand if he comes home from work and I say ‘woops I had dinner at 3pm today’.
I also super love your pretty bowls! xox

HEAB October 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Thanks Emmy. They’re from Anthropologie. The bowls are the only thing I can afford in that store! ;)

Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm

11 month old, oh my goodness! Summer is almost 1 year old :)

HEAB October 5, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Sarah,
I know. Her birthday is 1 month from today. I can’t believe it!

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