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    Fantastic Lemon Basil Chicken Salad

    Fantastic Lemon Basil Chicken Salad. Photo by BecR

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    BecR's Note:

    An incredibly fantastic chicken salad, perfect for summertime entertaining! Also great tossed with cooked bow-tie pasta, which makes a more substantial meal. This is so delicious, one of my all-time favorite chicken salads!! Slightly adapted from a Paula Deen recipe.

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    1. 1
      In a medium bowl, combine chicken, celery, basil and almonds.
    2. 2
      In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, Dijon, salt, pepper and onions. Add to chicken mixture (add pasta if using), tossing gently to coat.
    3. 3
      Cover and chill.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 27, 2009


      This is awesome!!!! Oh my gosh, plain old chicken salad will never be made in my house again! It's so refreshing and light with the lemon and basil. I didn't change a thing nor did I have to. I had purchased a very crisp and citrus Sauvignon Blanc to serve with this for a late afternoon lunch and it just blew my guest away. Very impressive.

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    • on October 02, 2013


      This chicken salad is amazing! I made it for lunch for a friend who is doing the whole low-carb thing. I served it on crunchy leaf lettuce along with some fresh strawberries and raspberries. It was a huge hit with my hubby, too! I added about two scallions finely chopped and used purple basil that was growing in my garden. Make sure to toast the makes a big difference! I will use this as my "go to" chicken salad recipe from now on.

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    • on September 10, 2012

      I won't post the four stars that I'd like to because I made several changes. I didn't have celery or almonds so I omitted them. I didn't have sour cream so I upped the mayo. I didn't have fresh basil so I just used a ton of dried basil. This is the first chicken salad I've ever made that I've been happy with. I love the lemon and basil flavor! Next time (and there will be one) I'll be sure to have all the ingredients on hand so that I can give this recipe it's proper rating. Thank you.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fantastic Lemon Basil Chicken Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (176 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 300.0
    Calories from Fat 169
    Total Fat 18.8 g
    Saturated Fat 5.0 g
    Cholesterol 85.0 mg
    Sodium 438.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 2.4 g
    Protein 25.0 g

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