Easy & Healthy Three Ingredient Pesto Chicken Salad Recipe

May 31, 2016·

Does anyone else have the HARDEST time coming up with easy and delicious lunch ideas? Lately I feel like lunch is the BANE OF MY EXISTENCE. I just get so tired of the same ol’ same ol’. I’ve been trying to get better at making things ahead of time that are easy to switch up or grab on the go.

I LOVE pesto chicken, but I’ve never made (or tried to make) pesto chicken salad. I have been having a major craving for pesto chicken salad, so I thought I would play around with a recipe. I thought I was going to need a bunch of ingredients and to make something super convoluted… but, it turns out this INCREDIBLY easy, three ingredient recipe is the bee’s knees.

Seriously. It’s so delicious! Throw it on a tortilla for an easy wrap, on some bread for a delicious sandwich, or even over some lettuce for a yummy salad.

SO many options! Add tomatoes, lettuce, nuts, etc.

Check it out…

Easy & Healthy Three Ingredient Pesto Chicken Salad Recipe (1)

Easy & Healthy Three Ingredient Pesto Chicken Salad Recipe

A SUPER Easy and Healthy Three Ingredient Pesto Chicken Salad Recipe
Author Molly Stillman


  • 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of organic plain, whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of basil pesto I used some pre-made basil pesto I got from Relay Foods, but I have made it from scratch before


  1. First, you want to cook the chicken. I actually had my chicken in the freezer and threw it in the crockpot on low for 8 hours (no water, no nothing... just throw the frozen chicken in there!) I learned this trick from my sister and it's life changing! So easy!
  2. Once the chicken is cooked, shred it. I like to use an electric mixer (either a hand or stand mixer) to shred the chicken.
  3. Then, add in the greek yogurt. Now, I will be honest with y'all... I totally eyeballed this. I am GUESSTIMATING I used about 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt. My suggestion is to use a little bit at a time and mix it up and add as needed.
  4. Then, add in the pesto. Again, I guesstimated. Add a little bit at a time... mix it up, taste it, add a little more, mix it up, taste it.
  5. Get it to the consistency and flavor you like! Feel free to add anything in like pine nuts, etc.
  6. Voila! You're done!

I hope you give this recipe a try!

What about you? Do y’all have any easy, low-maintenance lunch / on-the-go food recipes or ideas?