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Easy 3 Ingredient chicken salad made with pesto and shredded chicken and made creamy with a dollop of Greek yogurt. A simple, healthy and flavorful twist on a traditional classic.

3 Ingredient Chicken Pesto Salad

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  • Author: Bailey Sissom
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 lb. chicken salad 1x


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 jar basil pesto
  • 1 scoop of plain greek yogurt


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Remove chicken from packaging, pat dry and season with salt and pepper. Cooke for 25-35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Use 2 forks to shred chicken. Place shredded chicken into a bowl.
  3. Add 1 jar of pesto (~1 cup) and a scoop of plain greek yogurt to the shredded chicken. Stir to combine.
  4. Serve on toasted bread with desired toppings (we like tomato, avocado and lettuce)