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chicken salad with peaches and fresh basil in a white square pyrex dish surrounded by basil leaves, ripe peaches, and pumpernickel rolls
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Peach Basil Chicken Salad

Peach basil chicken salad is the chicken salad recipe you need in your life this summer. Bursting with sweet ripe peaches and summer basil, this twist on traditional recipes is a fresh change that makes lunch a delightful treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6


For The Chicken Salad

  • 3 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 2 ripe peaches peeled & diced
  • 3 ribs celery thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch green onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

For The Dressing

  • 1 ripe peach peeled & quartered
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp vinegar
  • pinch tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise


To Make The Salad

  • Add the chicken, peaches, celery, green onion, and red pepper to a large mixing bowl.
  • Toss to evenly combine. Set aside.

To Make The Dressing

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend on high speed until the mixture's pureed.
  • Pour this dressing out over the salad ingredients. Stirring until everything's well coated & evenly mixed.
  • Cover the mixing bowl with cling wrap, and refrigerate the chicken salad overnight.
  • Serve on sandwich bread, rolls, lettuce leaves, or with crackers.


recipe adapted from An Affair From The Heart