This fresh and light Pesto Chicken Salad is the perfect quick and easy lunch recipe. Made with tender chicken breast, smoky bacon, herbaceous pesto, creamy mayo, juicy tomatoes and buttery avocado. Best of all, it's made with just 6 ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish.
Step by Step Instructions
How to make pesto chicken salad
STEP 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise and the pesto.
STEP 2: Add the chicken, bacon, avocado, and tomatoes and toss to mix.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Traditionally, pesto is made with Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino, but it is easy to find dairy free pesto in stores. Better yet, make your own! Fresh is best.
Easy! Just make sure that you are using a whole30 compliant mayo and pesto.
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**Recipe Originally Posted March 8th 2015 - Updated June 1st 2021**