Basil Lemon Chicken Salad

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A flavorful, versatile chicken salad! This salad is great on mixed greens, sandwiches, stuffed into a tomato or simply served with crackers. The apple, celery and walnuts provide texture and crunch while the basil and lemon add a bright flavor. Using a little Greek yogurt delivers some additional protein but the mayonnaise can't be beat for adding a creamy note.

Basil Lemon Chicken Salad

1 cup chopped cooked chicken
½ cup celery, diced
1 green apple, chopped
Zest of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1/3 cup olive oil mayonnaise
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp dried or 1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix lightly. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serves 4

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