Pesto Chicken Salad

Pesto Chicken Salad

Experience the fresh flavor from our Pesto Chicken Salad which balances the earthy aroma of pesto with light lettuce greens & grilled chicken.
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Servings 2 people


  • 2 or 3 Chicken Breasts – thin cut
  • Fresh Lettuce Greens
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Salt and Pepper

Homemade Pesto (Blend in a mixer)

  • 2 cups Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 2 Large Garlic Cloves
  • .5 cup Olive Oil
  • .5 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese


  • Marinate the chicken breast in half of the pesto for at least 1 hour. The chicken tastes best when marinated overnight.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill on medium high for 5 minutes per side. You should be able to see grill marks and the juices should run clear. If the chicken is thicker it will need additional time.
  • Take the chicken breasts off the grill and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. When chicken has cooled, plate on a bed on fresh lettuce greens alongside 2-3 pieces of sliced mozzarella. Top with the other half of the pesto and balsamic glaze and serve! We added half an avocado for a slightly more filling meal.
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