Basil Chicken Salad with Mushrooms, Walnuts and Avocado on a Whole Grain Bread

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  • 3 chicken breast halves, about 1 1/2 lb. total, cooked (roasted)
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1 small red onion, diced (more for serving, optional)
  • 1 large avocado, firm but ripe, pitted, peeled and diced (more for serving, optional)
  • 3/4 lb. mushrooms of your choice
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise 
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices of Whole Grain Bread, toasted


In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large mixing bowl dice your chicken into 1/4 inch pieces. In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, the lemon juice, and scallions until blended and smooth. Fold in the chicken, and everything else. Mix together. Serve on the toasted bread.

It does not get any simpler, or delicious.

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Thyme (Sarah) said...
July 23, 2012 at 9:47 PM  

That bread! That sandwich. The photos are beautiful. It all looks so delicious.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
July 24, 2012 at 12:36 AM  

Wow, this is a delicious sandwich! It looks like this is a perfect sandwich form food photography site/book! :D Basil chicken salad and all the other ingredients sound so good!

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...
July 24, 2012 at 12:43 AM  

I was browsing Food Gawker and saw your photo and had to stop by and say hello because I recognized the plate. We have those plates and eat off them every night. I have never seen anyone else with them, so I had to pop by. :) I'm glad I did...your photos are stunning.

Grubarazzi said...
July 24, 2012 at 4:24 PM  

I've never met a sandwich too beautiful to eat...this is almost too beautiful...almost. munch.

Spicie Foodie said...
July 25, 2012 at 9:24 AM  

Only you can make a sandwich look to beautiful to eat. My mouth is watering so much and at the same time I'm in awe. Love the recipe too! Bookmarking it to try soon. Thanks for sharing Yelena:)

Marina said...
July 27, 2012 at 9:34 AM  

Oh dear, those mushrooms just want to be cooked themselves, so appetizing! Did you pick it or it's a store bought? Beautiful! :)

Eskay said...
August 16, 2012 at 6:36 PM  

Beautiful! Love the pictures and the recipe!


Diana said...
September 20, 2012 at 11:43 AM  

yum, it looks delicious!! I really loved the little almost imperceptible caterpillar....Have a nice day!! :)

Unknown said...
October 20, 2013 at 2:13 PM  

How many sandwiches does this make?

Yelena Strokin said...
October 22, 2013 at 12:49 PM  

This recipe serves about 4 people. Good lunch for a family.

Phyllis Highsmith said...
May 20, 2015 at 11:53 AM  

Made this for lunch today. Outstanding sandwich.

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