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Apple Chicken Salad with Basil and Mint

CATEGORY: Non-alcoholic
This salad is excellent!  Even the guys liked this.  Lots of chicken and apples mixed with the amazing fresh flavors of basil, lime and mint make this a definite go to recipe.
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SERVINGS: 4-6

PREP TIME:  20 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
INGREDIENTS

4 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup fresh lime juice (1-2 large limes)

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

4 scallions, sliced (white and green parts)

2 Granny Smith apples, diced (peeled, if desired)

1/3 cup pecans, chopped

2 tablespoons thinkly sliced fresh mint

1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil.

DIRECTIONS
  1. Pat chicken breasts dry with paper towels.  Pound each breast to an even thinness.  Place chicken in a large suacepan, add water to cover by 1/2 inch, add 3 tablespoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; bring to a gentle simmer.  Cook for 8-10 minutes until there is no trace of pink.  Transfer chicken breasts to a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes.  Pat chicken breasts dry with a paper towel, dice and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, vinegar, and sugar; stir until the sugar dissolves.  Toss in the scallions, apples, chicken, pecans, mint, and basil.  Salt and pepper to taste.