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Parmesan and Basil Chicken Salad

Parmesan and Basil Chicken Salad

"A creamy, yummy chicken salad that is a little different from the usual recipes."
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1 h 50 m servings 592 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 592 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 49.1 g
  • 75%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.9g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 33.5 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 618 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Roast at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 35 minutes, or until juices run clear. Let cool, and chop into chunks.
  2. In a food processor, puree the mayonnaise, basil, garlic, and celery.
  3. Combine the chunked chicken, pureed mixture, and Parmesan cheese; toss. Refrigerate, and serve.

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This was nice for something different but will stay a distant second from classic chicken salad, mostly because if you don't like Parmesan cheese (like hubs), basil or fresh, raw garlic, you ce...

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This was pretty good! I was concerned about the amount of mayo because I was afraid the salad would be too runny. However, I used the full amount anyway, and once I pureed it with the other in...

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This was nice for something different but will stay a distant second from classic chicken salad, mostly because if you don't like Parmesan cheese (like hubs), basil or fresh, raw garlic, you ce...

This was delicious! I boiled 3 large bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts with some salt, garlic powder and bay leaves until nearly done. I have a fear of overcooking chicken white meat, so I let ...

Sometimes the simplest recipes turn out to be some of the best! I love chicken salad and I had one leftover herb grilled chicken breast and some fresh basil in the fridge and didn't know what to...

Have made this several times and always get requests for the recipe. I have added chopped red onion for texture and even bowtie pasta (for a party when I knew this wouldn't go far enough). Eve...

This was so good!! I used one-third sour cream, one-third mayo, and one-third cream cheese. I added chopped onion and roasted red pepper. Now I'm making this for my graduation party!

YUM. I followed this recipe exactly except I skipped pureeing (I LIKE stuff chunky). The full amounts of all the ingredients were not at all overpowering for us. I was a little worried about to...

Just finished putting this together and it tastes wonderful!! I didn't puree the ingredients, I just mixed them all together and it's still absolutely delicious! I added an extra garlic clove fo...

Everyone in my house loves this! I also have small kids, so I took another reviewer's suggestion of canned chicken one step further -- I bought a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket. Good wit...

Delicious!!!! of the best Chicken Salads I've tried...and I've tried MANY!!!!

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