Chicken with Basil Mayonnaise

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by canarygirl

I got this recipe out of the St.Cloud Times a couple of weeks ago. I added a bit of garlic (can't cook without it). This is a great way to use up left-over chicken!

Top Review by PetsRus

Adapted the recipe to a main course salad for an evenig I was on my own. I enjoyed every bite. I did add some chopped cellery, red onion and some spinach leaves. The beans gave it a nice crunch. Loved the basil mayonaise, there is a bit left of that and I will use that today on a tomato sandwich. If you would not already had added the garlic to the mayonaise I would have done that, it just belongs in there!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat together the mayo, basil, garlic and vinegar in a bowl until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the watercress and 2 tablespoons of the basil mayo.
  3. Toss until the leaves are lightly coated.
  4. Divide evenly among 6 plates.
  5. To the same bowl, add the beans, chicken, tomatoes and 1/4 cup of the dressing.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Stir to combine.
  8. Divide evenly and place atop the watercress.
  9. Garnish with sliced basil and a spoonful of the dressing.

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