Pesto Chicken Salad

Cuisinart original

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


Makes 6 servings


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 ⅓ cup chopped onion ⅔ cup light mayonnaise ¼ cup prepared pesto

Nutritional information

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


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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