Pesto Chicken and Broccoli Salad

May 10, 2024 / 5 mins read

This #FoodieFriday, we're sharing a recipe from BudgetByte$

Chicken, broccoli, onion, and a creamy pesto dressing make this quick salad a delicious new lunchtime staple!

Servings: 4

Total Time: 15 mins


  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 lb. fresh broccoli (about 2 cups chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Chop the chicken and broccoli into small, bite-sized pieces. Finely dice the red onion.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the pesto, mayonnaise, and lemon juice.
  3. Add the chicken, broccoli, and red onion to a large bowl. Pour the creamy pesto over top, and add the freshly cracked pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Taste the salad and add salt or pepper to your liking. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 257
  • Carbohydrates 10g
  • Protein 15g
  • Fat 18g
  • Sodium 298mg
  • Fiber 3g

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