Grilled Chicken Roulade over Pesto Potato Salad

Grilled Chicken Roulade with Pesto Potato Salad

Have you ever been together with a group of friends to cook or participated in a hands-on cooking class?  If so, you know how much fun it can be.  Since I’ve been vacationing in the mountains I’ve had a bit more time to relax, bike, hike, enjoy cooking, and watch some of my favorite shows.

Wow! I had no idea what I’d been missing.  I had the TV on a couple weeks ago flipping through the channels and there he was – Michael Symon, with his adorable smile and cute little bald head.  He’s so darling!   You know what I’m talking about if you know him.   My fingers stopped in their tracks.  He was on a show I’d seen only once quite sometime ago, but I guess because of my schedule, never heard a thing about it again.

The show is called The Chew.  It airs Monday – Friday on ABC – 1:00pm Eastern time and Noon Pacific and Central time.  While watching the episode I felt like I was right there on the set with Michael and his other co-hosts:
Carla Hall
Clinton Kelly
Daphne Oz
Mario Batali

The 5 of them work so well together each having their own unique qualities, and offering creative recipes, teaching you tips and tricks, all while laughing and having fun.  I had the best time. I was so excited, I got online to see what other episodes had aired that I had missed. I was glued to my PC for hours.

After watching this particular episode it inspired me to create my own summer dish that you can view below.

Pesto Potato Salad with Tomatoes and Haricots Verts

This recipe was inspired by watching an episode of The Chew on ABC. Although I made a Grilled Chicken Roulade laced with Pesto to go with my Pesto Potato Salad, I will be sharing that recipe in my next post. So be sure to come back.


20 mini Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered

10-1/2 ounce container Grape Tomatoes

6 ounces HaricotsVerts

Basil Pesto


  1. Place quartered potatoes in a large pasta pot.  Add about an inch of water in the bottom of the pot.  Turn up the heat and cover.
  2. Steam potatoes until slightly tender, and can be inserted with the tip of a knife easily.
  3. Keeping boiling water in pot, remove potatoes, rinse in cool water to stop the cooking process and place in a large bowl.
  4. Replace strainer back into pot and add Haricots Verts.  Place lid on pot and steam for about 2 minutes or until bright green.
  5. Remove strainer from pot and rinse Haricots Verts with cool water.  Drain, then add to potatoes.
  6. Add Basil Pesto to desired amount and allow to cool slightly before adding tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  7. This dish can be served warm or chilled.

I hope you’ll try my delicious summer recipe of Grilled Chicken Roulade over Pesto Potato Salad with Tomatoes and Haricots Verts.  For my next post I’ll share how I made the Chicken Roulades.

Just for fun check out one The Chews latest episodes with special guest chef, Ming Tsai.  After watching the episode please let me know if you were inspired to create your own dish.  If so what?  Please share in the comments section.  I’d love to see what fabulous creations everyone comes up with.

Happy Cooking!


I’m always looking for new ways to spice up my Summer dishes, and ABC’s The Chew serves up everything from grilling and outdoor entertaining to road trips and picnics. Watch weekdays 1e|12p|c on ABC to see what celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly and fresh face of healthy living Daphne Oz are dishing out to inspire you this Summer.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ABC’s The Chew. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ABC’s The Chew. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. Oh I love this salad! Perfect for the summer – light, but hearty. I’ve never seen The Chew. Going to have to check it out. Thanks!

    • This salad is wonderful and pairs well with my Chicken Roulade that’s laced with a basil pesto. I will share that recipe later.

      As for The Chew you have to watch it. It’s my new favorite show. All the co-hosts work so well together and compliment each other so well. Plus they share great recipes, have fantastic guests but most of all it’s fun to watch. Check it out, I think you’ll like it.

  2. Protein, Carbs, and Vitamin…this dish has all the important nutrients and looks very delicious!

    • It is delicious and with some additional pesto drizzled over the chicken it brings it all together. I didn’t show the drizzle because then you wouldn’t be able to see the swirl of the pesto in the chicken. I hope you’ll try it and don’t forget to check out The Chew if you’ve never seen it before. Fun show!

  3. Looks like a wonderful fresh and light recipe, perfect for summer!

  4. Lovely salad! Tons of nice flavors – sounds delish. I didn’t know about that program – sounds like fun. Hope you’re enjoying your time in the mountains!

  5. Love watching foodie shows when time allows: unfortunately this is a case of ‘not allowed to be shown in your country’! C’est la vie, I guess . . . best regards!!

  6. Yum chicken roulade! Oh I miss this and why didn’t I make this for so long. Need to try your pesto version.
    Unfortunately I can’t watch the video, seem as if they didn’t allow india to see it. Anyway, the show sounds familiar but not sure if it is the same that we get here.

  7. Your dish reminded me to make chicken roulade this summer. I love to stuff dry cranberries in it and then eat it with any salad. The potato salad with pesto looks great.

  8. A wonderful dish. Making a chicken roulade is long due and your post reminds me to do that asap!

  9. Pesto on potatoes? Sound and look delicious VIcki…thanks for this simple recipe.
    Have a lovely week ahead 😀

  10. Will definitely put them on my to do list.

  11. I don’t know why but it says “this video isn’t available” when I tried to watch it… I use pesto for pasta and sandwich but haven’t used for potatoes (and I’m a big fan!) yet. I can’t wait to try that! 🙂

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