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Chicken Breasts with Parmesan Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Breasts with Parmesan Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Breasts with Parmesan Pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jmiz1022

Makes 6 servings



Makes: 6 servings Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 20 minutes Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 servings Calories 333, Total Fat (g) 21, Cholesterol (mg) 87, Sodium (mg) 397, Carbohydrate (g) 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Breasts with Parmesan Pesto

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 Salt
1 Ground black pepper
1 cup fresh basil leaves
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Recipe Directions for Chicken Breasts with Parmesan Pesto

  1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet to a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. Spoon a slightly rounded tablespoon of the Parmesan Pesto onto each chicken breast half; spread pesto over chicken. Fold in bottom and sides of each chicken breast half; roll up into a spiral. Secure with wooden toothpicks.

  3. Heat butter and oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add chicken rolls; cook, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, turning occasionally for even browning. Remove toothpicks.

  4. Transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with basil sprigs, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

  5. Parmesan Pesto: Place 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup olive oil, and 1 small clove garlic, halved, in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth, stopping as necessary and scraping side of container. Makes 1/2 to 2/3 cup pesto.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 188.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
269
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
29.9g
46%
Saturated Fat
9.2g
46%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
156mg
52%
Sodium
376mg
16%
Potassium
403mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
3.8g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
49.2g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 17% Iron 13%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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