Pesto Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Lisa1

Modeled after a sandwich I used to get at Marshall Field's Marketplace a few years back. I like it on cottage bread with spinach leaves. I also add chopped sun-dried tomatoes on occasion.

Top Review by vrvrvr

This is delicious! Great inspiration for someone timid about canned chicken (like me.) We will have this on crackers and toasted pita triangles for New Year's Eve tonight. I doubled the chicken, cut back on the mayo, and toasted the walnuts. Also added plenty of cracked pepper. It's chilling in the fridge and I know it will be devoured! Thanks for posting this!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (5 ounce) canchunk canned chicken, drained
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios (optional) or 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Spread on bread.
  3. Makes enough for 2 sandwiches.

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