Party Chicken Salad

Party Chicken SaladRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Stylist: Rose Nguyen
The juice from the peaches adds a sweet note to this luncheon favorite. Serve on a bed of baby lettuces tossed with blackberries.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Bake: 5 Minutes
Cool: 15 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours


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


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.