Fruit 'n Nut Chicken Salad

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  1. Fruit 'n Nut Chicken Salad

    Dressing:
    1/2 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip salad dressing
    1/4 cup sour cream
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil or parsley
    2 tsp. grated lemon peel
    2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
    1 1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

    Salad:
    1 cup pecan halves
    6 cups cubed cooked chicken
    4 large celery ribs, sliced
    1 cup seedless red grapes

    In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until
    smooth. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spread the pecans on a baking sheet;
    toast in the oven for 10 minutes, until fragrant. Let cool. Add to the
    dressing bowl: chicken, pecans, celery and grapes and toss well. Let sit
    for at least 5 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.

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