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Grilled Chicken with Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Grilled Chicken with pesto recipe? Learn how to make Grilled Chicken with pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by carababeara

Makes 4 servings



Boneless, Skinless breasts with a yummy pesto on top

Recipe Ingredients for Grilled Chicken with pesto

0.86 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cups lightly packed baby spinach leaves (about 2 ounces)
1/8 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/6 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Recipe Directions for Grilled Chicken with pesto

Heat a grill pan on medium high heat. Lightly oil the grill pan. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.Combine the spinach, pine nuts, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a processor. Lightly pulse. With the machine running, gradually add 1/3 cup of the oil, blending until the mixture is creamy. Add salt and pulse. Put half of the pesto into ice cube trays and store in the freezer for future use.Transfer the rest of the spinach mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the Parmesan. Season the pesto with salt and pepper, to taste.Spread the pesto over each piece of chicken and serve
Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Grill

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 128.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
316
Calories from Fat
184
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.4g
31%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
92mg
31%
Sodium
186mg
8%
Potassium
317mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
1.5g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
0.3g
Protein
31.4g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 9% Iron 9%
* 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
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