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Pesto Chicken Salad with Menu (Drake)

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Category: Salads, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • ----------------------------PESTO CHICKEN SALAD----------------------------
  • 2 c Cooked chicken; large diced
  • 1/4 c Thinly sliced celery
  • 2 tb Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c Mayonnaise
  • 2 tb Pesto sauce
  • 1 bn Watercress
  • 6 Cherry tomatoes OR 1 large
  • -tomato; cut into wedges
  • Baguette; optional


Amaretto Pound Cake; with
-Coffee Ice Cream

Combine chicken, celery and Parmesan in medium bowl. Blend mayonnaise and
pesto in small bowl. Add to chicken mixture and toss to combine.

Arrange watercress sprigs on 2 medium plates. Spoon 1/2 chicken salad on
watercress on each plate. Garnish with whole cherry tomatoes or tomato
wedges. Serve with baguette slices.

VARIATION: Cut baguette into quarters. Split 2 quarters and fill each with
1/2 chicken salad. Garnish with watercress sprigs. Makes 2 sandwiches.

[SALAD 2 servings. Each serving without baguette slices: 473 calories; 543
mg sodium; 138 mg cholesterol; 27 grams fat; 13 grams carbohydrates; 45
grams protein; 0.84 gram fiber.]

[SANDWICHES 2 servings with bread: each sandwich: 773 calories; 1,143 mg
sodium; 138 mg cholesterol; 27 grams fat; 75 grams carbohydrates; 53 grams
protein; 2.84 grams fiber.]

TIP: "The most time-consuming part of the recipe is removing the meat from
a plump, roasted chicken picked up in the deli section of the supermarket.
Or substitute turkey if you like."

*To make amaretto poundcake, simply sprinkle a couple of slices of
commercial poundcake with amaretto or coffee-flavored liqueur and top each
slice with a scoop of coffee ice cream. Couldn't be easier.

*If you make your own pesto sauce, freeze a batch in an ice cube tray. Once
firm, pop out the pesto cubes, wrap individually and store in a plastic bag
in the freezer. These small amounts come in handy for recipes like this or
you can thaw several cubes when larger amounts are needed.

*When you can't find fresh pesto, buy it refrigerated or frozen. Frozen
pesto thaws quickly at room temperature or in a few seconds in the

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