Pesto Grilled Chicken Salad

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 45 Mins Cook Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 1 Hr

Juicy grilled pesto chicken on a bed of crisp lettuce with tomatoes, avocado, cucumber and feta cheese drizzled with a delicious pesto salad dressing.  A perfect salad for summer days!


0/21 Ingredients
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    For the pesto
  • For the marinade & salad dressing
  • For the salad


0/5 Instructions
  • To make the pesto, put the basil, Parmesan, garlic and pine nuts into a food processor and season well. Whiz together and with the motor still running, pour the oil in until the pesto thickens, season to taste. Set aside.
  • For the marinade/dressing whisk together all of the dressing ingredients in a large jug. Pour out half of the dressing into a large, shallow dish. Refrigerate the remaining marinade to use as a dressing later.
  • Add the chicken to the marinade in the bowl; marinade the chicken for 30 minutes (or up to two hours in the fridge if time allows). While waiting for the chicken, prepare all of the salad ingredients and mix in a large salad bowl.
  • Once chicken is ready, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a grill pan over medium-high heat or place under a grill. Grill chicken on both sides until browned and completely cooked through.
  • Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes; slice and arrange over salad. Drizzle salad with the remaining dressing. Serve with lemon wedges, and extra basil pesto to garnish. Enjoy!

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