Lemon-Basil Chicken Salad

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Baby spinach and sun-dried tomatoes add flavor and color to Lemon-Basil Chicken Salad. Serve this tasty chicken salad on whole grain flatbread.

Yield: Makes 5 3/4 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes


  1. Whisk together basil, olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt. Combine chicken, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle with basil mixture, tossing to coat. Serve immediately.
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