By Elizabeth Arnold

If you own a food processor or an old-fashioned crank-driven food grinder, you can make deli-style chicken salad sandwiches, as well as ground chicken for burgers. Save money by creating your own restaurant-worthy chicken dishes at home for a fraction of the cost. Be sure to grind freshly cooked white meat chicken for the best texture and taste. Create a tasty sandwich spread by mixing the ground chicken with mayonnaise, celery and fruit such as dried cranberries, apples or grapes.

Make your own chicken spread using a grinder.

Step 1

Cut excess fat and any cartilage off the cooked chicken breast using a sharp knife.

Step 2

Cut the trimmed chicken into 1-inch cubes.

Step 3

Transfer the chicken cubes to a food processor. Pulse the food processor until the chicken is finely or coarsely ground, depending on what texture you prefer. As an alternative option, attach a crank-driven food grinder to the edge of a counter top or table. Equip the grinder with the appropriate plate, available in sizes from fine to coarse. Set a mixing bowl under the grinder to catch the ground meat. Place the chicken cubes into the grinder and turn the crank to grind the meat.

Step 4

Scoop the ground chicken into a mixing bowl. Stir in any desired ingredients, such as mayonnaise, breadcrumbs or salt and pepper, depending on whether you're making chicken salad or burgers.