Crock-Pot Pesto Chicken Salad

After a great vacation in Jamaica and an unplanned week off of LCK… I am back! I am ready for a new year filled with new endeavors and of course loads of new recipes! So. Many. Recipes. If you could only see my notes app on my iPhone. Every time I get inspired I jot down messages to myself. With over 75 of these messages I can’t wait to get the new year rolling in the kitchen!

Crock-Pot Pesto Chicken Salad

Aside from Sunday’s meaning a Savory Sunday dish on the blog, for me it also usually means some MEAL PREP for the week (excluding this week, because I am off until Thursday). I’ve talked a bit about the importance of meal prepping, and I can’t stress it enough if you are new to a clean eating lifestyle. Like seriously, it is a huge and important part of my week that ensures the up keep of a healthy lifestyle. Now, don’t get me wrong… there are weekends I am away and don’t have the opporunity to meal prep (that’s life), and on those few days when I am scrambling for lunches I truly am reminded of how important it is to prep ahead of time!

Crock-Pot Pesto Chicken Salad

Which brings me to….. BUSTING OUT THE CROCK-POT! Hello, lifesaver. Making crock-pot shredded chicken is as easy as 1-2-turn it on and leave. I love this lunch in particular because you can do a lot with it. I eat it in plain a bowl, wrapped in a lettuce leaf, top it on a salad, etc. Anything you’d like to do with pesto chicken, do it here. Delicious, easy, and makes a lot

Crock-Pot Pesto Chicken Salad

Crock-Pot Pesto Chicken Salad

Total Time 0:00

Ingredients

    Crock Pot Chicken

    Pesto Sauce

    • 1 cup fresh basil
    • 1 1/2 cup spinach
    • 1/2 cup cashews, walnuts, or nuts of choice
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • Dash Himalayan sea salt, to taste
    • Dash Freshly ground pepper, to taste
    • Optional: 1 tablespoon fresh parmesan cheese
    • Optional: Dash red pepper flakes

    Additional ingredients

    • 1/4 cup pine nuts

    Directions

  • Using your crock-pot, follow these directions to make your shredded chicken
  • While chicken is cooking, make pesto and set aside in fridge
  • Once chicken is removed and shredded or cubed, in a bowl combine chicken and pesto
  • In a small pan, place 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts and toast for 3-4 minutes, mixing often
  • Add in pine nuts and any other additions. Store in fridge.
  • Recipe Notes

  • Cheese of choice
  • Sun dried tomatoes
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    Crock-Pot Pesto Chicken Salad

    Do you meal prep? What is your go-to lunch that you make ahead for the week?

    Crock-Pot Pesto Chicken Salad

    Total Time 0:00

    Ingredients

      Crock Pot Chicken

      Pesto Sauce

      • 1 cup fresh basil
      • 1 1/2 cup spinach
      • 1/2 cup cashews, walnuts, or nuts of choice
      • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
      • 1 garlic clove
      • 1/2 lemon, juiced
      • Dash Himalayan sea salt, to taste
      • Dash Freshly ground pepper, to taste
      • Optional: 1 tablespoon fresh parmesan cheese
      • Optional: Dash red pepper flakes

      Additional ingredients

      • 1/4 cup pine nuts

      Directions

    • Using your crock-pot, follow these directions to make your shredded chicken
    • While chicken is cooking, make pesto and set aside in fridge
    • Once chicken is removed and shredded or cubed, in a bowl combine chicken and pesto
    • In a small pan, place 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts and toast for 3-4 minutes, mixing often
    • Add in pine nuts and any other additions. Store in fridge.
    • Recipe Notes

    • Cheese of choice
    • Sun dried tomatoes
    • Loading nutrition data...
      There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!

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