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Italian Pesto Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

This Italian Pesto Easy Chicken Salad Recipe is the best spin on traditional chicken salad recipes! It comes together with easy to find ingredients, and the flavors combine perfectly. This spin on homemade chicken salad is perfect for feeding a crowd.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chicken salad recipe
Servings: 12 sandwiches
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 cup pesto or 8 oz jar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 4 cups cooked chicken shredded and cut small
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 small red onion diced
  • 1 cup small mozzarella pearls
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, pesto, garlic powder, onion powder.
  • In a large bowl mix together the remaining ingredients. Stir in the sauce and then add salt and pepper to taste.


Please note that the nutritional information is just for the chicken salad and not a roll, croissant, or any fixings to put on a sandwich.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1150IU | Vitamin C: 23.9mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 0.5mg