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Pesto Chicken Salad

Pesto Chicken Salad makes delicious sandwiches. Use this method to poach chicken for any recipe requiring cooked chicken."

Ingredients

2 cups low sodium chicken broth*
1 shallot, peeled and chopped
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 6 ounces each
½ cup thinly sliced celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup light mayonnaise
¼ cup prepared pesto


Instructions

Place chicken broth and shallot in a microwave safe baking dish or glass casserole and cover with lid or waxed paper. Place in the Cuisinart Compact Microwave and microwave on High (PL-10) for 3 to 4 minutes to bring to a boil. Add chicken, cover and microwave on Medium High (PL-7) for 4 minutes. Turn chicken and cook, covered, on Medium High (PL-7) for 4 to 5 minutes longer. Let chicken cool in cooking liquid
Place celery, onion, mayonnaise and pesto in a medium bowl and stir to combine. When chicken has cooled completely, dice. Add to mayonnaise mixture and toss gently to blend. Cover and chill.
Serving suggestions:
Line individual plates with lettuce or spinach, and garnish with tomato, cucumber or other vegetables of choice. Pesto Chicken Salad may also be used for sandwiches.

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Servings

Makes 6 servings

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Calories 289 (46% from fat) ▪ carb. 4g ▪ pro. 34g ▪ fat 15g ▪ sat. fat 3g ▪ chol. 99mg ▪ sod. 283mg ▪ calc. 50mg ▪ fiber 0g


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