After everyone has taken their favorite part of the chicken, there is still a lot of meat left on the rack. A few moments with busy fingers will usually remove enough meat from the bones to make a batch of chicken salad. By tradition we make it with the kitchen grinder but it can certainly be made in the food processor or with finely chopped ingredients. Part of the celery is fine diced and added to the rest of the ingredients after grinding to give mouth feel - some crunch.
Most often sandwiches are the goal when making chicken salad but it makes a wonderful dip with chips and crackers not to mention that a scoop of the salad on a lettuce leaf with some sliced tomatoes and finger veggies makes a very tasty salad for lunch. If the salad plate is your goal, reserve some of the chicken meat and dice it for addition with the celery and olives after the grinding.