chicken-salad-

Recipe: Party Chicken Salad

Summary: The juice from the peaches adds a sweet note to this luncheon favorite. Serve on a bed of baby lettuces tossed with blackberries.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup minced sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 4 small fresh, firm, ripe peaches, peeled and diced
  • Garnishes: fresh basil sprigs, fresh blackberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 15 minutes).
  2. Stir together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Fold in pecans, chicken, and peaches; cover and chill 2 hours. Garnish, if desired.

Photo and Recipe adapted from http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/party-chicken-salad-10000001898510/