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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2016

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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

3/4 cup
209 calories; protein 13g; carbohydrates 3.4g; dietary fiber 0.6g; sugars 1.5g; fat 15.7g; saturated fat 2.6g; cholesterol 32.1mg; vitamin a iu 292.9IU; vitamin c 3.6mg; folate 11.3mcg; calcium 73.4mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 28.5mg; potassium 216.9mg; sodium 357.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 1/2 lean meat, 3 fat

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