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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Maw-Maw’s Chicken Salad


1 3-5 lb            Chicken (or 5 cups cubed chicken breast)

2                      Carrots, peeled and quartered

1                       Onion, peeled and quartered

3 stalks            Celery

2 /3 cup           Sweet pickle relish, drained

1 1 /4 cups       Miracle Whip

1 /2 tsp.           White pepper

1 tsp.               Salt

3                      Eggs, boiled and chopped

1 /2 tsp.           Garlic powder

1 /2 tsp.           Onion powder

1 cup               Celery, chopped fine


Fill a stockpot one-half full with cold water and add carrots, onion and celery. Bring to a boil and add chicken. Return to a slow boil and cook until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken, let cool and chop or shred. Combine with remaining ingredients.  Yeild: 1 1 /2 quarts

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