Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto Recipe

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Submitted by runnergirlbrenda

Makes 6 servings



Cook chicken tenders quickly on the grill and top with pesto made with cilantro and sesame seeds for a zesty, speedy dinner.

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
1 pound chicken tenders
2 cups cilantro
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.

  5. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/grilled_chicken_tenders_with_cilantro_pesto.html

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 112.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
194
Calories from Fat
86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.6g
15%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Sodium
427mg
18%
Potassium
279mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
3.3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
23.2g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 5% Iron 10%
* 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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