Prepared pesto is the secret ingredient in this lightened-up, healthy creamy chicken salad recipe. For the prettiest dressing, go for a bright-green colored pesto. Serve the salad open-face on toasted bread or scoop it on top of fresh salad greens.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2016

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Recipe Summary

total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, shallot, pesto, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in chicken, arugula and tomatoes. Top with pine nuts. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; protein 13g 26% DV; carbohydrates 3.4g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.6g 2% DV; sugars 1.5g; fat 15.7g 24% DV; saturated fat 2.6g 13% DV; cholesterol 32.1mg 11% DV; vitamin a iu 292.9IU 6% DV; vitamin c 3.6mg 6% DV; folate 11.3mcg 3% DV; calcium 73.4mg 7% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 28.5mg 10% DV; potassium 216.9mg 6% DV; sodium 357.6mg 14% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.

Reviews (4)

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  • 5 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2019
This is absolutely delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2019
So delicious a real keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2016
starting to eat healthy looking for healthy fresh and bright filling meals for a diet and weight loss. the creamy yogurt and mayo with the bright tangy taste from the pesto was beautiful and rich the peppery taste from the 'rocket salad leaves' and freshen from the tomatoes was brilliant. would have this again in a heart beat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2016
Tasty and healthy! The pesto and lemon juice together with the low fat Greek plain yogurt made this. I am glad the recipe didn't want too much mayo. It is light and refreshing great on a salad on top of a halved baked potato or in a sandwich so quite versatile. Pros: Quick to make Cons: A few ingredients I had to buy Read More