Dried apricots and fresh basil, add bright, warm weather flavors that would make this Apricot Basil Chicken Salad stand out in any picnic lineup. A dash of smoked paprika and the crunch of sliced almonds continue to elevate it’s flavor game.
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Sometimes it’s nice to have a meal waiting for you in the fridge that’s ready to simply pull out and enjoy. Especially when one, or rather one’s menagerie, is feeling quite hangry. (Adjective: bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.) One of my favorites is this Apricot Basil Chicken Salad. Simply pull it out of the fridge and grab your favorite hearty bread from the pantry and you’ve got a delicious sandwich in a matter of minutes.
This isn’t your ordinary chicken salad, but yet it also doesn’t include any have to run to the grocery store to grab a million ingredients I’m never going to use again ingredients. (Yes, that’s a total run-on sentence.) Dried apricots and fresh basil, add bright, warm weather flavors that would make this Apricot Basil Chicken Salad stand out in any picnic lineup. A dash of smoked paprika and the crunch of sliced almonds continue to elevate it’s flavor game. Another plus? This chicken salad uses Greek yogurt for extra creaminess instead of lots of gloppy mayo. Hooray for a healthier chicken salad, right?! I knew you’d agree!
Perfect for a quick meal or anytime you’re feeling hungry, this Apricot Basil Chicken Salad is not only delicious between two slices of bread but is also equally delicious on a bed of greens. It’s also absolutely heavenly on a fresh croissant. I keep this salad in heavy rotation alongside my Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad and Chicken Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad. Easy meals for the win!
I have a few other salads that I’m looking forward to trying as well including this Pear and Avocado Chicken Salad, Cranberry Almond Poppy Seed Chicken Salad and Mexican Chicken Salad Sandwiches. Who knew chicken salad was so versatile?!