CHICKEN SALAD WITH LETTUCE AND CUCUMBER

Chicken Cucumber Salad

Chicken Cucumber Salad

cucumber chicken
cucumber chicken

Chicken Cucumber Salad is an easy delicious recipe made with a store bought rotisserie chicken and a homemade parsley pesto . The fresh parsley and spinach in the recipe are used to make a homemade pesto sauce.

How Many Different Ways Can I use a Pesto Sauce?

According to Casa Dillisio Pesto can be used on pasta, fish, chicken, pizza, bread and more.

Epicurious has a fantastic list of ways to incorporate more pesto into your life, here are a couple of they’re delicious suggestions:

  • Use pesto as a pizza topping
  • Serve with a side of pesto.
  • Stir pesto into eggs and scramble them
  • Spoon over grilled salmon
  • Use it to make a “pull apart loaf
chicken and cucumber salad
chicken and cucumber salad

Let’s gather the ingredients for this easy chicken salad recipe and make it together.

cucumber with chicken
cucumber with chicken

Chicken Cucumber Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 medium garlic clove, smashed
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups shelled and cooked edamame
  • One 15 ounce can chickpeas
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 4 cups arugula

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Chicken Cucumber Salad Recipe Steps

Step One

We start the recipe by making the homemade parsley pesto.  Using a food processor to make the homemade pesto means it literally comes together in minutes. Like…PRESTO we’ve got Pesto easy!  Humor me, I’m old.  Next, place the parsley, spinach, lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon of the roasted pine nuts, grated Parmesan cheese , smashed garlic and salt and pepper into the bowl of the food processor.

Remove the homemade pesto from the food processor into a bowl.

Step Two

Place the 2 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken, edamame, chickpeas and sliced cucumbers in a large bowl., toss the ingredients to combine them.  Add the homemade pesto to the bowl and again toss the ingredients to coat them. If you’re serving this delicious salad in bowls ,place about 2/3 cup of arugula in each bowl and top it with 1 cup of the chicken mixture. Garnish the salad with roasted pine nuts. You’ll get about 4 servings, depending on how big your bowls are.  Refrigerate any leftover chicken mixture in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap.

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Chicken Cucumber Salad is What’s For Lunch or Dinner and you’re going to love it!

 

cucumber chicken
cucumber chicken
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken cucumber salad, chicken salad, cucumber salad
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Pesto Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flat leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts, divided ( 1 Tablespoon for the pesto, 3 Tablespoons to top the salad)
  • 1 medium garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups shelled and cooked edamame
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 4 cups arugula, packed

Instructions

How To Make The Parsley Pesto:

  • Place the pesto ingredients (parsley, spinach, lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon toasted pine nuts, grated Parmesan cheese, smashed garlic and salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor.  With the food processor running, add the olive oil through the spout at the top of the food processor in a slow steady stream to the ingredients in the processor bowl.
  • Place the 4 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken, 2 cups cooked edamame, the drained and rinsed chickpeas ,1 cup chopped cucumber and 4 cups arugula in a large bowl. Add the pesto to the bowl and toss the ingredients to combine them.
  • To serve, divide the arugula between 4 plates, top the arugula with the chicken mixture. Top the salad with the remaining toasted toasted pine nuts. Serve immediately. Place any leftovers covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator.

 

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