Fresh Basil Chicken Salad


Those of you who know me, know that I love rotisserie chicken and the simplicity of having a ready made meal quickly when time is short and everyone is hungry☺️ But there is so much more you can do with the chicken…casseroles, sandwiches, soups & salads just to name a few. So since this year I have an abundance of Basil I decided to make a creamy dressing with it and pair it with my leftover chicken, threw in a crisp chopped apple and “VOILA” you have an Italian style chicken salad! It was delicious!!!


Leftover Rotisserie chicken, cut up into chunks, using both white and dark meat

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup chopped fresh basil

2 cloves chopped garlic

3 tender stalks of celery, chopped

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 sweet crisp Apple, chopped

Chunk chicken and season with salt and pepper to your taste.
Now in a food processor, puree mayonnaise, basil, garlic and celery till smooth.
Fold together the chunked chicken, pureed mayo dressing, chopped Apple and Parmesan cheese till all is coated. Refrigerate! Serve with a garlic knot roll and/or some cold fresh fruit, you’ll love it❤️


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Louise Crolle says:

    Looks wonderful, Karen, and I will make it soon!❤️❤️

    Sent from my iPad


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  2. Sounds delicious! I have lots of basil, this is a good use for it 👍

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    1. kmuccigrosso says:

      Thank you so much Angie! The dressing is delicious and adding that apple makes it even better!! Let me know how it comes out☺️Thank you for visiting❤️

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  3. run2kar says:

    I ate this Chicken Salad for lunch recently; it was a magnificent meal. Serve it with a favorite glass of wine and with those you love most. Bravo and enjoy!!!

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  4. nancyc says:

    This sounds like a great chicken salad-and basil is one of my favorite herbs!

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  5. kmuccigrosso says:

    Thank you Nancy for visiting!! The dressing came out so yummy, try it and let me know what you think❤️


  6. Alex Olander says:

    Chicken salad with mayonnaise! Very nice photo and delicious recipe, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. kmuccigrosso says:

      Thank you so much for visiting and for the compliments ❤️ It’s a delicious beautiful summer dish while my lovely basil is in bloom😊 Please come by again!

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      1. Alex Olander says:

        absolutely nice dish 🙂

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