Friday, August 26, 2016

Lemon Basil Chicken Salad refreshing in this summer heat

So many basil recipes so little time

Let's try something a little different with our abundance of fresh basil.  
A Lemon Basil Chicken Salad inspired by Paula Deen's awesome recipe
it's perfect way to use any left over chicken from our

Basil, lemon and toasted almonds make the best ever salad
that will have you wishing you made a double batch 

hope you made extra toasted almonds like I told ya to

I toasted the almonds Paula didn't
toasted almonds have more flavor

snipping basil with scissors is quicker & easier than chopping

Lemon Basil Chicken Salad

2 to 4 servings


4 cups diced cooked chicken
1 rib minced celery
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds how to toast almonds
2/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


In a medium size bowl, combine chicken, celery, basil and toasted almonds. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, add to chicken mixture,  Cover and chill.

More Basil Recipes:

Strawberry Basil Martini
Caprese Salad
Roasted Pepper Chicken
Haddock with Basil Butter
Basil Biscuits
Basil Butter