Chicken mayo pâté

July 14, 2017 (Last Updated: November 14, 2018)
Chicken mayo pâté

Whip this quick and oh-so-easy chicken mayo pâté together when you have friends or family coming over! It is a delicious delight.

Recipe and styling by Nomvuselelo Mncube

Photograph by Dylan Swart

Recipe from August 2017 issue 

Chicken mayo pâté

Serves: 6 - 8
Cooking Time: 20 mins


  • 2 mealie cobs, cooked
  • 130g rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 330g mayonnaise
  • 5ml (1 tsp) Dijon mustard
  • 1 x 250g tub garlic-and-herb
  • flavoured smooth cottage cheese, at room temperature
  • 100g Cheddar, grated
  • 100g mature Cheddar, grated
  • 10ml (2 tsp) thyme leaves + extra, to garnish
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • crackers or toast, to serve



Heat a griddle pan over medium heat and chargrill the mealie cobs. Using tongs, rotate the cobs every few minutes, so as to brown all over or until the corn kernels are chargrilled, about 10 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, use a knife to cut the kernels from the cobs and set aside until needed.


Place all of the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl, and mix through until incorporated and the mixture reaches a creamy consistency. Season to taste. Transfer the pâté to jars or bowls and serve with crackers or toast alongside. Scatter over extra thyme leaves to garnish.

Send this to a friend