1. Combine chicken, celery and Parmesan in medium bowl.
2. Blend mayonnaise and
pesto in small bowl.
3. Add to chicken mixture and toss to combine.
4. Arrange watercress sprigs on 2 medium plates. Spoon 1/2 chicken salad on
watercress on each plate.
5. Garnish with whole cherry tomatoes or tomato
wedges. Serve with baguette slices.
VARIATION: Cut baguette into quarters. Split 2 quarters and fill each with
1/2 chicken salad. Garnish with watercress sprigs. Makes 2 sandwiches.
TIP: "The most time-consuming part of the recipe is removing the meat from
a plump, roasted chicken picked up in the deli section of the supermarket.
Or substitute turkey if you like."
*To make amaretto poundcake, simply sprinkle a couple of slices of
commercial poundcake with amaretto or coffee-flavored liqueur and top each
slice with a scoop of coffee ice cream. Couldn't be easier.
*If you make your own pesto sauce, freeze a batch in an ice cube tray. Once
firm, pop out the pesto cubes, wrap individually and store in a plastic bag
in the freezer. These small amounts come in handy for recipes like this or
you can thaw several cubes when larger amounts are needed.
*When you can't find fresh pesto, buy it refrigerated or frozen. Frozen
pesto thaws quickly at room temperature or in a few seconds in the
*REF: QUICK FIX, "Preso: Pesto Chicken," By JOAN DRAKE, Special to The
Times, Wed 5/13/1998 < www.latimes.com/HOME/NEWS/FOOD/ > Sent by
Notes: MENU * Pesto Chicken Salad * Cherry Tomatoes or Tomato Wedges *
Baguette * Amaretto Pound Cake with Coffee Ice Cream
Recipe by: Joan Drake, *See ref
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Kitpath on May 14,
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This recipe is high in Vitamin A with 38% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is high in Vitamin C with 48% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is a good source of Vitamin E with 18% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Tomato, MSG, Poultry, Cheese, Celery allergies.