January 09, 2012

Tuesdays At The Table - Pesto Chicken Salad

Happy Tuesday! The lovely people over at MyBlogSpark sent me a coupon link for $1.25 off of 4 cans of Progresso soup.  I printed my coupon!  You should too. :-)

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Does anyone love pesto as much as I do?!  Anybody??  This recipe is pretty much perfect in my opinion.  You can swap out most ingredients for lower or full fat options, and the celery can be replaced by olives, shredded carrot, bell pepper, radishes...whatever you like!

Pesto Chicken Salad

3 cups diced cooked chicken
1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup frozen green peas (or corn)
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup basil pesto

Thaw frozen peas and let drain while you prep the other ingredients. Give your cooked chicken a medium dice (or whatever size you prefer) and put into mixing bowl. Slice green onions celery and add to chicken. Get the peas as dry as possible, then add to bowl with other ingredients.

In a small bowl, whisk together mayo and pesto. Gently fold dressing into salad. Chill before serving.  I like to either A. Serve over a bed of greens or B. Serve on toasted whole wheat bread with a little provolone cheese.

What's cooking in your kitchen?



18 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect recipe to me too!

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  2. Thanks for hosting! Stop by and try this delicious fennel honey!

    http://naturallivingsocal.blogspot.com/2012/01/fennel-cough-syrup-and-vanilla-honey.html

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  3. Oh I'm drooling! That sounds so yummy!
    Dachshund Nola

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  4. So FUN to find you! I hope you'll pop over and check out my healthy whole food meal plans at The Better Mom! Blessings, Kelly
    http://allthesmallstuff-cole.blogspot.com/2012/01/tuesdays-at-table-pesto-chicken-salad.html

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  5. We are both doing chicken this week, your chicken salad looks very good. I am sharing my Chicken and Dumplings. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  6. I love chicken and pesto together! A local pizza place has a my fave pizza: chicken, pesto instead of red sauce, broccoli florets, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, red onion, and mozzarella.

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  7. This sounds amazing!! I linked up the "fancy" recipe I made for New Years Eve this year: http://copingwithfrugality.com/2012/01/seafood-and-sausage-etouffee-2.html

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  8. Love coming here to post recipes and read all the yummy ones here. So fun!!
    Have a great week.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  9. Ah he'll. I put my name instead of black eyed peas. That's what I get for blogging while I dry my hair.

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  10. This looks like fun and there are a lot of good recipes here. I found this through Joy in Jesus.

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  11. Your Chicken Salad sounds yummy. I am not a big fan of pesto, but I love pesto made with hazelnuts.

    Thank you for hosting again. I am sharing my Coca Cola Asian Beef Stir Fry today....enjoy.

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  12. I shared my recipe for honey-cinnamon butternut squash mash - it's in my post for preparing for quick vegetable sides! Thanks for hosting - have a great week!

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  13. Sorry the first Easy Homemade Dip Mix link takes you to the wrong page. I forgot to change it from the last time. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

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  14. This sounds kind of fabulous. I need to try it!

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  15. Thanks for hosting! Great idea putting pesto in chicken salad. Never thought of that. This week I have a recipe for catfish divan, which I loved.

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  16. So much fun! We're making spaghetti sauce at our house!
    http://www.youthfulhomemaker.com/ftff-vita-mix-spaghetti-sauce/

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  17. Sounds like a fun twist on the usual chicken salad! I'm linking up with guacamole this week. Thanks for hosting!

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