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This chicken salad is extra creamy, making it great for filling a tasty sandwich. Make it spicy by adding curry, or mix it up by stirring in grapes and nuts.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr
1 hr 20 mins
Makes 4 main-dish servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium bowl combine chicken, celery, and green onion. For dressing, in a small bowl stir together mayonnaise, basil, salt, and, if desired, lemon peel. Pour dressing over chicken mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 1 to 4 hours. Serve on bread or over mixed salad greens. Makes 4 main-dish servings.


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 .

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 57mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 4g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 8g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 1g; protein 16g; vitamin a 631.7IU; vitamin c 8.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 4.9mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 52.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 315mg; potassium 342mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 1.3mg.