Get To Know Janelle & "That" Chicken Salad Recipe

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Good Morning friends. As you know if you have been following me for some time that every Tuesday my sweet friend Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is my guest however I have not introduced her to you and shared her story. Get to know Janelle and her Blog and then join her for “That” Chicken Salad

Oh, how I love to cook…just the thought of cooking gets me so excited! Some of my favorite memories have started by being in the kitchen preparing meals for a celebration, a person in need, or simple meals for my own family. I have also been blessed to share these memories with my children on chairs, pulled up to the kitchen counter, eager to help and learn.

Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Cooking is one of my favorite ways to serve our Lord and I truly believe it is a gift he has given me to share with others.
I come from a long line of amazing cooks – not chefs – not professionals, just simple Italian ladies who insist on feeding every soul who walks through the door. Many of the recipes I will share with you are “Secret Family Recipes”-so bear with me, if you have ever known an Italian cook, we typically don’t like to measure. For the sake of this blog, I am willing to give up “pinches” and “handfuls” for teaspoons and cups.

I am a wife and mother of 3 young children.

I hold a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in Advertising. After being in the work force for a small while we became pregnant with our first child. I then decided to work from home and went to school to become a real estate appraiser. After baby # 2, I found out that working from home wasn’t as easy as it looked and became a full-time stay at home mom. My husband owns and manages a local Hedge Fund.

I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, attending and hosting bible studies, entertaining, reading Christian books and traveling. I am a people-person and am happiest when surrounded by others.


Oooooo Ladies, we love a good Chicken Salad, don’t we?! It is just such a treat when this dish is served. Why? Because typically it takes a bit of time to make, is expensive, and yes…most times is deeeelicious (if you have a good recipe of course).

Because this recipe calls for an already roasted chicken (which at my store is $5), it reduces the time and price it takes to make this delicious salad! Sound good? It is…

The mixture of sour cream, mayo and Marzetti’s Slaw Dressing makes the texture lighter, the grapes add sweetness and the nuts add a crunch. A mixture of utter yumminess.

Feel free to be adventurous with your sweet/savory items and different ways to add texture.

Beware, make this just once, and everyone will ask you how to make “That” Chicken Salad!!!!


Chicken, pecans, celery, onion, mayo, sour cream, grapes, Marzetti Slaw mix.

Pound pecan halves

Quarter grapes

Dice celery

Dice onions

Place it all in a bowl

Slice white meat off of chicken (you may add the dark meat if you like!)

Cut into bite sized chunks

I typically save the legs for the children for lunch the next day.

Add all wet ingredients

Mix well

And serve! (This chicken salad wishes it was on a croissant, but I didn’t have one! lol still YUMMY!)

“That” Chicken Salad

1 Roaster Chicken
1 cup quartered grapes
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
2/3 cup Marzetti’s Slaw Dressing
2/3 cup sour cream

(you may change fruit to apples, pineapples, or red grapes. You also may use water chestnuts and Chinese noodles in place of nuts)

Pull chicken off of breast and dice. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Serve on lettuce, croissants, or bread…also very pretty in phyllo cups!

Love to you, Janelle

Janelle THANK YOU for sharing your story and most of all for your easy & yummy recipes for us women who did not grow up in the kitchen. You give us the courage we need to know that we can become Comfy in our Kitchens!!

You can follow Janelle on her own blog titled Comfy In The Kitchen! Follow Janelle on Facebook and Twitter.

I am also linking up with Time-Warp Wife for {Titus 2}sday. Please visit Darlene when you get a moment, you will be blessed by her words.

I am also linking up with Far Above Rubies Domestically Divine. Get equip and encourage one another in our high calling as wives, mothers, and homemakers.

Loving Him Greatly,

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I am a sinner saved by grace trying to move through this broken world as a wife, mom and homeschooler. I have 3 gorgeous sons {24, 17 & 11} and a wonderful husband of 13 years, that have my heart! I don't have all the answers however sharing my life with you in hopes that it will drawer you closer to Him. I pray that when you leave here you walk away knowing Him better.

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