Sep 10, 2009

Pesto Chicken Salad

When I saw this recipe pop up in my Google Reader from Proceed With Caution, I knew I had to make it for lunch one week! It had all flavors that I love, pesto, olives...yum! My mouth is watering thinking about it! Definitely try this one soon. I ate it for several lunches one week with crackers or on a sandwich thin.

The original recipe calls for traditional pesto. I had sun-dried tomato and basil pesto in the freezer, so I used that. The recipe below reflects my changes.

Pesto Chicken Salad
from Proceed With Caution via Jenn Cuisine

3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
2 ribs of celery, chopped
1/4 cup of kalamata olives, quartered
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2-1 cup sun-dried tomato & basil pesto
1 lemon
salt & pepper
greens to serve chicken salad on, if desired

1. Combine chicken, celery, scallions, and olives in a large bowl.
2. Add in pesto and juice of 1 lemon.
3. Serve however desired and enjoy!!


Jenn said...

I'm so glad you liked the recipe! Sundried tomato & basil pesto sounds like it would go really well here!

Joelen said...

What a great variation to traditional chicken salad! I like the addition of olives and may have to give this a try soon!

Gwen said...

that sounds really great! Coincidently I have all of those igredients laying around and was wondering what I was going to make for dinner 2night! Pesto Chicken salad it is! thx!

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