Leftover chicken is the star in this pesto dish made with walnuts instead of the traditional pine nuts. We love how transformative a fresh sauce like this makes plain old leftover chicken, that we’re cooking up chicken just to have the leftovers!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes
4 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup chopped walnuts
4 cups fresh basil
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 4-ounce boneless & skinless chicken thighs, cooked, cooled & minced
Add all pesto ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse until all is well combined with a nutty texture, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Pour into a bowl and toss with minced chicken thigh until all of the chicken is coated in pesto.
Serve with your favorite low carb and keto veggies, storing any leftovers in a glass container in the fridge for up to one week.
Net Carbs: 1