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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.

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Posted by EB62Report
Just love the sound of the pesto with chicken, YUM
Posted by Kathy109Report
yum sounds great :) my chicken from the grill comes out so moist and juicy , it will be even better with this pesto ontop mmmmm
Posted by Micah2Report
made it last night and it was so yum and flavoursome..we added lime juice aswell because we ran out of lemon and it was beautiful!