Pesto Chicken SaladCuisinart Original Recipe
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
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.
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.
ServingsMakes 6 servings
Calories 289 (46% from fat) ▪ carb. 4g ▪ pro. 34g ▪ fat 15g ▪ sat. fat 3g ▪ chol. 99mg ▪ sod. 283mg ▪ calc. 50mg ▪ fiber 0g