Pesto chicken, pepita and rocket salad

We all know that food is not just about taste, it’s about the experience. And what better way to create an experience than by making your own Pesto chicken, pepita and rocket salad? This dish is not only a delightful mixture of flavors but also a healthful option that you can easily incorporate into your diet. With this guide, you’ll learn how to whip up this sumptuous salad in no time.

Ingredients for Pesto chicken, pepita and rocket salad

Here’s what you’ll need for our Pesto chicken, pepita and rocket salad:

– 2 boneless chicken breasts (around 1lb or 453g)
– 1/2 cup of homemade pesto (120ml)
– 2 cups of rocket, also known as arugula (120g)
– 1/4 cup of pepitas, or pumpkin seeds (30g)
– Salt and pepper to taste

This recipe serves two and takes roughly 30 minutes to prepare and cook.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving for Pesto chicken, pepita and rocket salad

Our Pesto chicken, pepita and rocket salad offers:

– Calories: 530 kcal
– Protein: 38g
– Fat: 30g
– Carbohydrates: 18g
– Fiber: 5g
– Sugar: 3g


  1. Begin by preheating your grill or pan over medium heat.
  2. Season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then spread a generous amount of pesto on each side.
  3. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 6-7 minutes per side, or until it’s thoroughly cooked.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, toss the rocket with a small amount of pesto in a large bowl.
  5. Once the chicken is done, let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it into thin strips.
  6. Add the sliced chicken and pepitas to the bowl of rocket, tossing until everything is evenly coated with pesto.
  7. Serve the salad immediately and enjoy your Pesto chicken, pepita and rocket salad.


  1. For a creamier salad, add some fresh mozzarella or feta cheese.
  2. If you don’t have homemade pesto, a store-bought version will work just fine.
  3. Feel free to add more vegetables like cherry tomatoes or cucumbers for extra crunch and flavor.

Serving Suggestions

This Pesto chicken, pepita and rocket salad is perfect on its own, but if you want to take it up a notch, pair it with a glass of lemon-infused water or a freshly squeezed orange juice. You can also serve it with a side of whole-grain bread for a more filling meal. This salad is perfect for a quick lunch, dinner, or even a post-workout meal.


Our Pesto chicken, pepita and rocket salad is a testament to the fact that healthful eating doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless. So go ahead, give it a try and let this delightful salad bring a burst of flavor and nutrition to your table. With AH7, your journey towards a healthier lifestyle just got more exciting!

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