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Pesto Chicken Salad

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

You only need 5-ingredients and 10 minutes to make this Pesto Chicken Salad. It's the perfect quick and easy lunch, dinner, or snack. Serve it over a bed of greens, as a sandwich or wrap, or with crackers.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 192kcal


  • 2 cups shredded chicken breast, we use rotisserie chicken
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, can use mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice, optional
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, pesto, Greek yogurt, and green onion. Stir until well combined. Add a little squeeze of lemon juice, if desired, and season with salt and pepper. Stir again.
  • Serve over greens, on toast, make a sandwich or lettuce wrap, or enjoy with crackers.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg