Black Bean?Almond Pesto Chicken Recipe

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Submitted by bweebre

Makes 1 serving



Black Bean?Almond Pesto Chicken with precooked brown rice, zucchini and tomatoes

Recipe Ingredients for Black Bean?Almond Pesto Chicken

1/4 cup fresh basil, packed
2 tablespoons slivered almonds
2 tablespoons canned black beans
1 clove of garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
6 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 large zucchini, thinly sliced
1/4 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
1/6 cup brown rice, cooked (about 1/2 cup)

Recipe Directions for Black Bean?Almond Pesto Chicken

In a mini-chopper, blend basil, almonds, beans, garlic, 1 tsp oil and 1/8 tsp salt until mixture is combined but chunky. Heat oven to 400. Heat a small ovensafe skillet over high heat. Add remaining1 tsp oil. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/8 tsp salt. Cook chicken until it browns, 2 to 3 minutes. Move chicken to one side; add zucchini and tomatoes. Top chicken and vegetables with pesto. Cover and bake until chicken is cooked through, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool 5 minutes, then slice chicken. Place rice in an airtight container; top with chicken and vegetables and refrigerate until ready to serve. When ready to eat, microwave on high 2 to 3 minutes.
Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 448.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
676
Calories from Fat
202
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.5g
35%
Saturated Fat
3.7g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
145mg
48%
Sodium
727mg
30%
Potassium
1481mg
42%
Total Carbohydrates
53.0g
18%
Dietary Fiber
8.8g
35%
Sugars
7.6g
Protein
65.5g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 14% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
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