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Chicken Applicious Salad with Fresh Basil

April 30, 2014 (Last Updated: May 13, 2021)

This simple Chicken Applicious Salad with Fresh Basil is such a hit with adults and children alike. It combines a Delicious Chicken combined with all fresh organic ingredients.

I have also lightened it up by cutting the mayo in half and using Greek Yogurt to replace it! It’s a simple Lunch treat you are going to be extremely happy with for sure.



Chicken Applicious Salad with Fresh BasilThis simple Chicken Applicious Salad, is undoubtedly a classic recipe. Diced chicken is tossed with creamy textures and dotted Crisp apples and Fresh Basil. It’s easy, healthy, bright, flavorful, and will make any summer meal a breeze.

When I think of Chicken Applicious Salad with Fresh Basil, I think of childhood comfort food. It’s creamy, filling, and filled with fresh and bright flavors. You get hints of delicious ingredients with every bite. And the best part? It keeps cooking to a minimum, making it the perfect toss-together meal.



Chicken Applicious Salad with Fresh Basil

Chicken Applicious Salad with Fresh Basil

This simple Chicken Applicious Salad with Fresh Basil is such a hit with adults and children alike, it combines a Delicious Chicken marinated in all Fresh ingredients, Crisp apples, and Fresh Basil.
4.74 from 15 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Chill 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 678 kcal


Chicken Applicious Salad with Fresh Basil

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup basil leaves chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts cooked and diced

Ingredients for chicken salad

  • ½ cup Mayo
  • ½ cup Greek Plain yogurt
  • ½ cup fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Gala apples diced


  • Place all ingredients listed (except chicken) in a blender. Blend about 45 seconds. Once done set to the side.
  • Place chicken in a large ziplock bag, (careful not to spill marinade) pour over chicken in a ziplock bag.
  • Place in refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Once 30 to 60 minutes have elapsed, remove chicken from the marinade place it on a clean plate.
  • Pre-Heat grill to medium heat (or grill pan if doing in-house). Place meat on grill or pan, cook on each side for 4-5 minutes or till completely done. Once done place on a clean plate and cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once cooled dice chicken into small bite-size pieces. Set to the side.
  • In a large glass bowl combine all the listed ingredients together. Mix gently but thoroughly.
  • Serve on grilled wraps or any desired bread.


Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and how ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on nutritional information.


Serving: 01Calories: 678kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 51gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 1032mgPotassium: 1026mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 457IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Apples, Basil, chicken
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  • Reply
    Kc Kahn
    May 7, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I love all the chopped goodies in this dish! The #marinade for the #chicken sounds so delish! This is a perfect summer meal! Thanks Heidy!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 7, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks KC, and the secret ingredient of Basil really brings out the flavor!!!

  • Reply
    May 1, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Gorgeous, I could have that everyday for lunch!! Tweeting!!

  • Reply
    Renee's Kitchen Adventures
    May 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    simple and delicious! There is nothing like fresh basil.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you Renee! That poor Basil plant of mine gets a workout!!! It’s one of my favorites !

  • Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson (@mickeydownunder)
    May 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    G’day Look delicious Heidy! YUM! WISH I could try some now!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you Joanne! Apples and chicken are a match in heaven !!

  • Reply
    Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
    May 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    So let’s see, if you leave now, you can bring me this yummy salad for lunch today! HA! Beautiful dish as always!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 1, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Ha Ha!!! I am going to have to make another batch Linda, we ate it!!!!

  • Reply
    May 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Fantastic!! Could you run some by for lunch??

  • Reply
    May 1, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Oh that looks DELICIOUS!!!! I love the ingredient list! <3

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