It’s no secret on this blog that I LOVE pesto, since I’ve posted a bunch of my favorite recipes that feature pesto!
This Pesto & Tomato Grilled Cheese is one of my favorites!

chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful Homemaking

chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful Homemaking

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto

chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful Homemaking

 

 
chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful Homemaking

Another favorite ingredient of mine is sun-dried tomatoes, and here are a couple of my favorite recipes with them!

chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful HomemakingBeefaroni with Sun-dried Tomatoes

chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful HomemakingPasta Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Chicken salad is my newest favorite way to enjoy pesto and sun-dried tomatoes,
and the best part is that it’s easy, quick and so delicious!

chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful Homemaking

chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful Homemaking

Here is what you need:
2 cups cooked diced chicken (breasts, rotisserie or drained canned)
1/2 cup pesto
1/4 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped
2 Tbs. mayonnaise (if you love mayonnaise, feel free to add more)

chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful Homemaking

This recipe is delicious no matter what kind of chicken you use, whether baked chicken breasts, store-bought rotisserie chicken or canned chicken breast! chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful Homemaking

Then choose your bread (or lettuce if you’re watching “carbs”).

My favorite choice is chicken salad on a croissant, but any bread works too!

chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful Homemaking

chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful Homemaking

 

chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful Homemaking
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Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad

Course Sandwich
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 -4
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked diced chicken (breasts, rotisserie or drained, canned)
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/4 sun-dried tomatoes in oil (chopped)
  • 2 Tbs. mayonnaise (if you're a fan of mayonnaise, feel free to add more)
  • Bread (croissants or lettuce)

Instructions

  • Mix together your diced cooked chicken, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and mayonnaise.
  • Serve on your choice of bread.


These sandwiches are absolutely scrumptious!
Some fun additions would be lettuce, sliced almonds or even bacon slices!

chicken salad, Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad, Joyful Homemaking

Hope you enjoy!

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6 Comments

  1. That looks delicious. I have used pesto in a few recipes as well. It does gives the dish added flavor. The girls at my Bible Study group often request chicken salad. Maybe, I will try your recipe the next time. The last time I bought a big container of croissants from Wal-Mart. The ones that were left over I froze for the next round of chicken salad. I don’ t eat chicken salad…but don’t mind making it for the girls.

  2. Thank you for linking up at the Wake Up Wednesday Link Party! Pinning to the WUW Party Board for A Peek Into My Paradise. Can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Cathy
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  3. 5 stars
    Hi Margo,
    I am like you, just love Pesto and Sun Dried Tomatoes. We would really enjoy your Pesto Chicken Salad it looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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