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Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto using healthy ingredients.


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Makes 4 servings



from Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis

Recipe Ingredients for Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto

1/2 lb chicken breasts
2 ounces baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/3 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 Salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Recipe Directions for Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Transfer the rest of the spinach mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the Parmesan. Season the pesto with salt and pepper, to taste.

  4. Spread the pesto over each piece of chicken and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 116.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
385
Calories from Fat
294
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
32.7g
50%
Saturated Fat
5.8g
29%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
58mg
19%
Sodium
188mg
8%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
2.7g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
21.2g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 12% 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
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
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