Pesto Chicken Salad (Pasta Salad Style With No Pasta)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a super healthy salad, chicken, veggies and a yummy pesto dressing. It reminds me of pasta salad because of the dressing but I make it without pasta. You could definitely add it, I'd just increase the dressing slightly if you do. It came from a combination of different recipes. I love substituting greek yogurt for things like mayo, which was part of my idea here. All frozen veggies could be replaced with canned... sometimes I use asparagus instead of grean beans. Also, if you prefer less of a tangy dressing you can add a little splenda/stevia/sweetener of your preference and/or decrease the lemon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut pre-cooked chicken into 1" cubes and set aside.
  2. Prepare vegetables: Thinly slice green onion. Drain and quarter artichoke hearts. Chop cherry tomatos in half. Thaw peas and green beans, I recommend cutting the green beans into approx 1" lengths. Drain all the veggies as well as possible. Squeeze the extra moisture out with a paper towel if you like.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together greek yogurt, pesto, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  4. Mix in all of the vetgetables and chicken. Toss to coat.
  5. You can eat immediately but I think it tastes better after sitting in the fridge overnight. It's good on its own or served over lettuce or broccoli shreds.


Most Helpful

Thank you for this recipe! It is delicius and really easy to make!! This is a great idea for summer time!! ! It is also possible to change the chicken with fish, or to add some olives..

ccordon February 03, 2012

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