meal prep, chicken, salad, pesto

Roasted Chicken and Pesto Salad

This recipe calls for walnuts, but you can substitute your favorite variety.

"Packed with greens, this is perfect for a clean Monday lunch," says Katzie Guy-Hamilton, chef and director of food and beverage at Equinox. Try it as part of a meal prep plan or on its own. 

This recipe is part of our meal prep series for July. Click here for all the details.


  • 1 roasted chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • ¼ cup raw activated walnuts
  • 3 cups arugula
  • ¼ avocado, chopped


  1. Slice chicken breast or chop into cubes.
  2. Place chicken in an airtight container topped with pesto.
  3. Place tomatoes, cucumbers, and walnuts in the bottom of a salad container and top with arugula. 

  4. Place avocado in a small airtight container.

At Your Desk:

  1. Add pesto chicken and avocado to your salad container.
  2. Dress salad with a lemon wedge and rosemary oil from the condiment kit. Shake or toss to combine.