Creamy Chicken Salad
Curried Chicken Salad:
Prepare as above, except reduce mayonnaise to 1/4 cup, add 2 tablespoons chutney, and 1 teaspoon curry powder. Omit the basil. Before serving, stir in 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped, toasted cashews or almonds .
Grape and Nut Chicken Salad:
Prepare as above, except stir 3/4 cup red and/or green seedless grapes, halved, into the chicken mixture before chilling. Before serving, stir in 1/3 cup coarsely chopped, toasted walnuts or pecans .