Chicken Pesto Salad Recipe

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Chicken Pesto Salad is a delicious recipe for a creamy Italian dinner salad. Made with healthier for you ingredients. It is a healthy, low calories, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic and Weight Watchers (8) PointsPlus recipe. Makes (4) Servings with a generous (2-1/2 cup) serving size. A good option for lunch or a light dinner and takes only 30 to 35 minutes total time from start to finish.

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Servings: 4


Cost per serving $1.62 view details


  1. Place chicken in a medium size saucepan and add water to cover 1 inch above the chicken. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a clean cutting board; shred into bite-size pieces when cool enough to handle.
  2. Combine pesto, mayonnaise and onion in a medium size bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Whisk oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add greens and tomatoes and toss to coat. Divide 2 cups green salad on each of 4 plates and top with 1/2 cup chicken salad per plate.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 207g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 302  
Calories from Fat 172 57%
Total Fat 19.45g 24%
Saturated Fat 2.83g 11%
Trans Fat 0.02g  
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 275mg 11%
Potassium 388mg 11%
Total Carbs 14.61g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 11.91g 8%
Protein 17.94g 29%
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