Poached Chicken Pesto Salad

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A little poem for you. . .

The storm clouds are hoverin’. My coffee’s gone cold.

My kitchen looks like a sink hole. I even spotted some bread mold.

The husband has a birthday today. I’ll mow the lawns for him.

He still has good hair, they say. He need notteth even a trim.

Speaking of hair, if I so shall. I had mine done last night.

I now look somewhat presentable. It’s no longer trying to take flight.

But I’m not here to discuss these things. I’m not here to bore.

I’m simply here to make you salivate. From pesto and beans, galore.

Oh and I forgot there’s chicken, too. How could I mislead?

It’s because we’re running a 5K soon. And my toenails already doth bleed.

I’m kidding. I’m kidding. I can handle the run. It’s not that I’m a wimp.

I just get carried away with words. Like, pimp and crimp and shrimp.

You’re falling asleep. I can feel it so. I have one more thing to call.

LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT’S SATURDAY NI – oh wait, that’s not it at all.

Mmmmmm, pesto chicken salad, for all of your faces.

Full recipe and story, right here!

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18 Responses to Poached Chicken Pesto Salad

  1. Cassie April 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    This is awesome, love the added beans and tomatoes. Happy birthday to Aaron!

  2. claire @ the realistic nutritionist April 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    This looks amazing!! I could drink pesto i love it so much.

  3. DessertForTwo April 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    I’m not resting until you’re a host on SNL, or at least on Food Network.
    I’m telling you, I believe you should be on TV! You’re gorgeous, hilarious, and so talented!
    I wish I had the hook-ups. I will keep my eyes peeled and ears open, because that’s how it works.
    Oh yeah, back to the birthday boy. Happy birthday, your wife is awesome! ;)

  4. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    Haha! Love the poem, Bev. Perfect springtime recipe to go with your lighthearted humor! Happy birthday to your honey, too. It will be a happy enough day if he gets to eat this, I’m sure.

  5. Julia April 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    You’re a poet and didn’t even know it.
    I’m a tool who sits on a stool.
    I’m going to stop now and jam my face into a bowl of pesto.

  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks April 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Poached chicken…reminds me of my grandma’s method. Gorgeous, Bev!

  7. nicole {sweet peony} April 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    OMGawd why are you so awesome?! Love the poem & loooove this salad. I think my hubby would even like it :) By the dubs, happy birthday to your hubby! xo

  8. Laurie {Simply Scratch} April 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Funniest thing I’ve ever read! This looks outrageous my friend!

  9. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    Awesome poem! Happy birthday to your husband! And gorgeous chicken salad. I’ve been on a pesto kick lately so this is just what I need.

  10. kale @ tastes good to me! April 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    “my toenails already doth bleed” muahaha

  11. Shaina April 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Ah, bleeding toenails. I almost miss running marathons. Wait, no I don’t. I don’t at all. ;)

  12. Katie April 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    You and your pesto. Every time you make it I want to jump through my computer screen onto the plate.

  13. Krissy's Creations April 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    Loving the poem :). I wish I could rhyme that easily haha! Loving this pesto chicken salad!

  14. Katie (Epicurean Mom Blog) April 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    I’m down with pesto anything!!!

  15. Cookie and Kate April 13, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    Hilarious! You’re quite the poet, Bev.

  16. Carol April 13, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    I love pesto. And the poem is awesome! Congrats!

  17. Karriann April 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Sounds really delicious! I would not want this salad any other way ;)

    “Spice it Up”

  18. Claudia April 17, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    Love this recipe. The salad looks so fresh and tasty. You’ve just given salad a whole new name! Love it, thanks for sharing! I would love to add this to my SkinnyScoop Tasty Recipes list. Please let me know if I can do so!

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