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Chicken and Grapes Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing on a white plate on counter with basil, grapes, and lemon on counter. Recipe is simple, but let me tell you, the taste is anything but simple. This Chicken & Grape salad has so much depth with layers of flavors and textures. You get the hearty texture from the chicken, brightness from the lemon, the fresh and fragrant basil, a slight bite from the onion, and a huge juicy burst of sweetness from the grapes....so yummy!

Chicken and Grapes Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

This Lemon Basil Chicken Salad with Grapes recipe is simple, but the taste is anything but simple. It has layers of flavors and textures. You get the hearty texture of the chicken, brightness from the lemon, the fresh and fragrant basil, a slight bite from the onion, and a huge juicy burst of sweetness from the grapes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, Chicken Salad, grapes, salad, salad with grapes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Roast Chicken

  • 16 oz Chicken breasts baked or grilled with salt & pepper boneless and skinless
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt or enough to season both sides of chicken
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper or enough to season both sides of chicken

Lemon Basil Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tbls Fresh Basil leaves, finely sliced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Other

  • 2 Tbls Red Onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup Red Grapes green grapes are fine too

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Drizzle a little bit of Olive Oil and rub it all around.  Then sprinkle all sides of chicken with Salt & Pepper and roast in 400 degree oven for 25 minutes or until temperature reaches 165 degrees in center. Cool Chicken. Once cool, cut chicken into bite size pieces. Add to a medium-large bowl for mixing.

    Roasted Chicken sliced and then shredded on a cutting board for the Lemon Basil Chicken Salad with Grapes recipe. This recipe is simple, but the taste is anything but simple. It has layers of flavors and textures. You get the hearty texture of the chicken, brightness from the lemon, the fresh and fragrant basil, a slight bite from the onion, and a huge juicy burst of sweetness from the grapes.
  3. Finely Dice onion and add to the chicken.

  4. Halve the grapes and add to the chicken.

  5. To a small mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise.

  6. Zest the lemon with the small end of a grater or lemon zester.  Add the zest to the mayonnaise.  Then halve the lemon and squeeze the juice from one half into the mayonnaise (be careful no seeds fall in). 

  7. Layer basil leafs and slice into thin strips and measure 2 Tbls. Add to mayonnaise.  Add just a pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper.  Mix all ingredients into the mayonnaise.  Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.

  8. Pour the dressing over the chicken, onions, and grapes and fold it in until completely mixed through and combined.  Taste again for seasoning and add salt and pepper as desired.  Serve and Enjoy!!