Pistachio Pesto Chicken Salad

It’s tricky to make a truly delicious compliant chicken salad because typically, the little bit of sugar in regular mayo is a key ingredient that’s essential for deliciousness. But I’ve spent quite some time perfecting this chicken salad that requires Pistachio Pesto MAGIC ELIXIR™, Whole30 mayo, and Marinated Onions MAGIC ELIXIR™, which as many of you know are staples for me and will likely become so for you too.

Pistachio Pesto Chicken Salad

Serves 6

Ingredients

Shred chicken breast, add Pistachio Pesto MAGIC ELIXIR™, mix well. Then add Whole30 mayo and Marinated Red Onions MAGIC ELIXIR™, and stir to combine. Season to taste.

Pistachio Pesto MAGIC ELIXIR™

Pistachio Pesto was a life-changing discovery. (Why had I never heard of it before?) It’s absolutely out of this world!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw pistachios
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled, put through the press
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 cup fresh flat leaf parsley
  • ½  to 1 cup olive oil (depending on your desired consistency)
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper

In food processor, blend raw pistachios. Next, add pressed garlic, basil and parsley. When mixed well, slowly add ½ cup of olive oil, or more if desired. Then, add lemon juice, salt and pepper and combine until well mixed. Nirvana.

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14 thoughts on “Pistachio Pesto Chicken Salad

  1. Where is the Staub 7 qt coquette giveaway winner announced on Instagram please?

    I love your Whole 30 takeover recipes! Thanks for your help.
    Respectfully,
    Gretchen Gear
    @88volvo

  2. I loved your whole 30 takeover and I’m a new follower! Could you please make the links to your previous recipes like mayo or marinated onions “hot” when you mention them in a new recipe so I can easily click to reference them? Thank you so much! Looking forward to making the chicken salad to take on a road trip!

    1. Great suggestion….definitely want to make recipes easy to find and use.

  3. Your Whole30 takeover truly made my first two weeks a total success! We celebrate day 15 today. My husband said this recipe is a must even after the Whole30. My 15 month old devoured her serving. Thank you so much for all that you do, this recipe will be made in my kitchen for years to come!

    1. So happy that you loved the Whole30 takeovers…I love doing it.

  4. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your gifts with us!
    I learned about you from my daughter as I was doing the Whole30.
    I cannot believe how delicious your onions are and I sit here enjoying your stuffed peppers. You have made the whole30 such a joy to do, I have decided to stick with this way of eating indefinitely!! My family is getting on board as well! You are a gifted cook/chef! Thank you so so so much!
    Christine

    1. thank you so much for the love…hope that you are having continued success on Whole30…please always feel free to share with me on Instagram!

  5. Nice recipe! Easy to make but it’s delicious, thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. I agree….sometimes the simplest things are the best!

  6. Do the pisctachios have to be raw?

    1. Defintely better if they are, not a disaster if they are not. But if you are doing Whole30 and can’t find raw pistachios, make sure to read the label so you can confirm that they are compliant.

  7. OMG………a taste of heaven. I want to eat this EVERY DAY. Thank you from my tummy and beyond!!

    1. I feel exactly the same way about it and I’m delighted that you liked it… I don’t know if you’re following on Instagram but if so be sure to check my daily stories

    2. The best

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