- Chopped Cooked Chicken -Broccoli -Red Onion
-Basil Pesto -Mayo -Lemon Juice -Black Pepper
You’ll want chopped cooked chicken for this recipe. The easiest option is to use store-bought rotisserie chicken. Or you can cook one chicken breast or two chicken thighs to use for this recipe.
To make the creamy pesto dressing, stir together basil pesto, mayonnaise, and lemon juice.
Chop broccoli into small bite-sized pieces. Making sure to chop the broccoli small enough is key to making this salad work. They should be small enough that a few pieces could fit onto a fork.
Chop the chicken into small ¼-½ inch pieces (the cutting board pictured above is quite small, for reference)
Finely dice red onion. Place the broccoli, chicken, and onion in a bowl.
Pour the creamy pesto dressing over the ingredients in the bowl. Add freshly cracked pepper.
Stir everything together, give it a taste, and add salt or pepper to taste.