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Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto Recipe

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Submitted by clmicha

Makes 4 servings



Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

Recipe Ingredients for Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
14 ounces chicken tenders
2 cups cilantro leaves
2 scallions, sliced
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Recipe Directions for Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

  1. Whisk lime juice, soy sauce, oil and chili powder in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade in a small bowl. Add chicken to the remaining marinade; toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or up to 1 hour.

  2. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  3. Meanwhile, place cilantro, scallions, sesame seeds and the reserved marinade in a food processor and process until fairly smooth.

  4. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Remove the chicken from the marinade (discard marinade) and grill until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 2 minutes per side. Serve the chicken with the cilantro-sesame pesto.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 154.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
264
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.3g
20%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
88mg
29%
Sodium
629mg
26%
Potassium
384mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
4.9g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
30.8g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 8% Iron 14%
* 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 sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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