basil apple salad

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By Jean Moore
from PHX, AZ

The ingredients sound strange but the salad is amazing!

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serves 8
prep time 45 Min

Ingredients For basil apple salad

  • 3
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 2
    granny smith apples
  • 1/2 c
    thinly sliced basil
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh mint
  • 3
    chopped scallions with greens
  • 1/3 c
    chopped roasted peanuts (i use honey roast)
  • INGREDIENTS FOR DRESSING
  • 1/4 c
    lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • ample salt and pepper

How To Make basil apple salad

  • 1
    Pound chicken breasts to similar thickness & place in a pan with water to cover , add 2 TBLS salt and ½ tsp of pepper. Simmer until no longer pink, chill in fridge if making later or add to ice water in a bowl. (You can use store bought rotisserie chicken, shredded into bitesize pieces too)
  • 2
    While chicken is chilling, mix lime juice, vinegar, sugar, remaining s & p, mix until sugar is dissolved.
  • 3
    Core the apples and chop them into small bitesize pieces, leaving the peel on. Add to the lime vinegar dressing. The lime juice will keep the apples from getting brown.
  • 4
    Chop the chicken into bite size pieces, add to the apple mixture, then toss in the peanuts, basil & mint.
  • 5
    Do not over stir or mix, simply toss to cover with dressing. Garnish with mint or basil leaves and serve.

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