Healthier Pesto Chicken Salad

This pesto chicken salad is a quick, protein filled meal to have on hand for busy weeks. Full of flavor and lower in calories than traditional chicken salad, this is a must make! Serve over greens or make   it sandwich style for a hearty meal!

pesto chicken salad- sandwich

Pesto is one of my favorite sauces as it is so versatile- you can put it on pizza, pair with goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes atop a cracker, or toss it with some pasta. Nutritionally, pesto is a great alternative to other common sauces, such as alfredo, which is usually high in saturated fat and calories. Our four ingredient basil walnut pesto is a great source of antioxidants and healthy fats, its easy to prepare, and pairs well with whatever you add it to!

Start by placing two organic chicken breasts into the slow cooker with about 1/2 cup chicken broth. Cook on low for ~4 hours or until chicken is fully cooked. Remove from the slow cooker and shred using two forks.
pesto chicken salad- shredding
Combine shredded chicken in a large bowl with 2/3 cup basil walnut pesto and 1/3 cup olive oil mayo. Olive oil mayo is a great alternative to regular mayo, but you could also substitute greek yogurt for a slightly tangy taste.
Mix thoroughly and enjoy!
pesto chicken salad- bowl
 pesto chicken collage
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Healthier Pesto Chicken Salad
 
This pesto chicken salad is a quick, protein filled meal to have on hand for busy weeks. Full of flavor and lower in calories than traditional chicken salad, this is a must make! Serve over greens or make it sandwich style for a hearty meal!
Ingredients
  • 2 organic chicken breasts
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ⅔ cup HBH Basil Walnut Pesto, or any other pesto
  • ⅓ cup olive oil mayonnaise
Instructions
  1. Place chicken breasts and chicken broth in slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken is fully cooked. Remove from slow cooker and shred using two forks. Place shredded chicken into large mixing bowl with pesto and mayo, combine all ingredients together.
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