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One other easy recipe for the win! I used to be poking round in my fridge searching for a quick and straightforward lunch idea someday and noticed some leftover roast rooster. I tossed just a few issues collectively and this ensuing pesto rooster salad was a success!

Pesto Hen Salad With Artichokes and Solar-Dried Tomatoes

Scrumptious doesn’t should be fancy or take numerous time. This pesto rooster salad is mainly diced artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes added to roast or canned rooster. Add some prime quality fat from olive-oil wealthy pesto and you’ve got a wholesome, filling lunch or snack!

Tip: Solar-dried tomatoes freeze very well. Freeze what you don’t use in small parts, or save what you might have from the backyard after drying. It’s so good to have the ability to seize a handful from the freezer and have potent summer season taste at any time of yr.

Serve this pesto rooster salad on prime of a mattress of salad greens, stirred into scrambled eggs for breakfast, and over roasted cauliflower for a pretend pasta salad.

Aspect word: I make my own pesto and it additionally freezes very well! Additionally, I knew that there are different variations of pesto on the market — I additionally make cilantro pesto with pumpkin seeds — however I simply discovered the opposite day that sun-dried tomato pesto is a factor as nicely. Let me know in the event you’ve tried it!

A Meal Made Simple With Leftover Hen

I continuously cook extra chicken once I’m making dinner. I adore it once I can simply seize already cooked rooster and toss it in one thing. It makes lunches and dinners lots simpler. In reality, I’ve developed fairly just a few recipes over time that reap the benefits of this trick. Listed here are just a few:

chicken salad with sun-dried tomatoes


Pesto Hen Salad Recipe

A quick and straightforward, however tasty rooster salad recipe with pesto, artichoke hearts, and sundried tomatoes.


  • cups cooked chicken (or 1 entire rooster)
  • 12 oz artichoke hearts (drained)
  • ¾ cup sundried tomatoes
  • ½ cup pesto


  • Chop the rooster, artichoke hearts, and tomatoes into even-sized items.

  • Mix all of them in a bowl.

  • Stir within the pesto and serve.


Strive mixing in roasted cauliflower for a pretend pesto rooster pasta salad.


Serving: 1cup | Energy: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 33g | Fats: 15g | Saturated Fats: 3g | Trans Fats: 1g | Ldl cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 807mg | Potassium: 1192mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg

What’s your favourite method to make use of leftover rooster? I’m at all times searching for new concepts!