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Pesto Chicken Salad Recipe

A simple basil pesto chicken salad recipe and served on top of green salad. Or it can be served as a sandwich or as a chicken pesto wrap.

 
basil pesto chicken salad recipe

 

I think I am married to the number one fan of basil!   My sweet hubby loves loads of basil in sauces, bruschetta and in pesto chicken.    And this week, our basil in our herb garden is ready to be harvested, it time to make basil pest.  So we whipped up our first batch of Homemade Basil Pesto for the summer. 

 

basil pesto

 

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Store bought pesto is delicious but homemade pesto with fresh basil from the garden is amazing.  And we are watching our carbs this month and pasta is not on our menu.  So we have came up with a delicious twist on chicken salad, a basil pesto chicken salad.  It makes the bet chicken pesto wrap in lettuce.  

 

Pesto Chicken Salad Recipe:

Ingredients:

Equipment:

  • Large Mixing Bowl

 

How to make Basil Pesto Chicken Salad:

  • Combine the basil pesto and mayonnaise in a mixing bowl and mix well. 
  • Add the chicken, chopped onion and roasted red peppers (if using) and toss to coat everything. 
  • Serve

 

Ways to Serve Pesto Chicken Salad:

  • Serve on top of a green salad
  • Serve in lettuce leaves for a low carb chicken pesto wrap
  • Delicious served in a croissant as a sandwich or use plain bread
  • Stuffed into whole tomatoes
  • Make a chicken pesto wrap using tortillas or flatbread

 

chicken pesto wrap

 

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Basil Pesto Chicken Salad Recipe

A simple basil pesto chicken salad recipe and served on top of green salad. Or it can be served as a sandwich or as a chicken pesto wrap.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: basil pesto chicken salad recipe, chicken pesto wrap.
Servings: 4
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked chicken breast meat chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons red onion chopped
  • cup basil pesto
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonaise
  • ½ cup jarred roasted red peppers chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine the basil pesto and mayonnaise in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Add the chicken, chopped onion and roasted red peppers (if using) and toss to coat everything.
  • Serve

Notes

Ways to Serve Pesto Chicken Salad:
  • Serve on top of a green salad
  • Serve in lettuce leaves for a low carb chicken pesto wrap
  • Delicious served in a croissant as a sandwich or use plain bread
  • Stuffed into whole tomatoes
  • Make a chicken pesto wrap using tortillas or flatbread

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg

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 basil pesto chicken salad recipe and served on top of green salad. Or it can be served as a sandwich or as a chicken pesto wrap.

 

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Jamie Sherman

Friday 27th of May 2016

Pesto is one of my absolute favorite things but I have to be honest, I don't use it nearly enough! I love this recipe and I already know my lunch next week! :)

Pinky

Monday 23rd of May 2016

I had to click over from Dishing it because we go to a favorite restaurant frequently and I ALWAYS get their pesto chicken salad wrap!!! Just yesterday I asked our waitress if the owner makes it or has it brought in. She told me he makes it everyday; he grills the chicken first. I am going to try yours too! Thanks!!!!