Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday Talk: Pesto Chicken Salad

 What meal is the hardest for you to get excited about preparing each day??
For me, it's LUNCH.

I love breakfast foods and am always excited to try new dinner recipes, but lunch is kind of the forgotten about meal.  I often eat leftovers or just end up snacking around.  Neither option is very exciting so I have been working on trying a little harder with my lunches.  I always fix a yummy lunch for my toddler because it is the one meal I can always count on her wolfing down. 

Back to the favorite adult lunch I wanted to share with you today: Pesto Chicken Salad!

It's super easy and I got the recipe from Kate at The Small Things Blog

I used one can of white meat chicken drained & shredded
2 heaping Tablespoons of pesto from a jar
1 french baguette
coarse salt
olive oil

Drain and shred one can of chicken
add in the pesto
*I am not an experienced pesto eater and was pleasantly surprised how good it was.
Stir until well combined and refrigerate.
Slice your bread, drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and broil for 1-2 minutes

Serve chicken salad on toasted baguette slices or with Almond Nut Thin crackers.
I loved the fresh fruits and veggies with the chicken salad.

This recipe makes 2-3 servings so it's nice to fix it and end up with several lunches.
It refrigerates really well for a few days and I prefer to serve it cold.


 And here's a little dose of reality for you...
a very helpful toddler tip toeing around my lunch plate as I snap a few pictures saying "Mama I help you take da pictures!"  Those cute little toes are never far behind the pictures I take for this blog.  We always sit down and eat our lunches together so she thought it was funny I was taking pictures of my plate.  Some days we eat the same thing and some days we don't. 

What things do you love to eat for lunch??

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10 comments:

  1. I agree! I really struggle to want to make lunch which is why all to often it is boring! I'll give this a try soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ooohhh yummy and minus the bread and crackers I can eat this!!! So excited :)

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  3. Yum!! This looks so easy and delicious!!

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  4. I've never even see pesto in a jar. I'll have to look around for it the next time I head to the store. Lunch is where I fail at also. This week I've been eating turkey sandwiches which is not exciting at all. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Lunch is hard for me too but this? This I could handle. I am pretty sure I have everything on hand for this too! Thanks Whitney!

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  6. Hi Whitney, I'm a new subscriber from the Tuesday Talk link-up (link 134). That looks delish! My kitchen and I are not on speaking terms, so my favorite meal is one I don't have to cook! But I'm trying to get better. :O)

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  7. This looks so good! You do such a great job of making everything look delish.

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  8. This looks so good! You do such a great job of making everything look delish.

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  9. I love this idea! I can't have the cheese in pesto, the bread or can chicken, BUT I can make pesto without the cheese and make my own shredded chicken breast and eat it with a fork. You have no idea how inspiring this is. I was running out of ways to eat chicken!!

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  10. I love this idea! I can't have the cheese in pesto, the bread or can chicken, BUT I can make pesto without the cheese and make my own shredded chicken breast and eat it with a fork. You have no idea how inspiring this is. I was running out of ways to eat chicken!!

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