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Chicken Pesto


70 minutes

2 servings


Juicy and tasty chicken dish for the whole family! Try sauteed greens as a side dish for this healthy meal.

Chicken Pesto


  • 2 organic chicken breasts

  • 1 whole bunch basil leaves, washed and de-stemmed

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1/4 cup(s) pine nuts or walnuts

  • 2 tablespoon(s) fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon(s) lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoon(s) extra virgin olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. If using walnuts instead of pine nuts: Toast in a heavy skillet for 5 minutes.

3. In food processor or blender, blend basil, garlic, toasted walnuts, or pine nuts, lemon juice and lemon zest. Slowly pour in olive oil and mix until smooth.

4. Place chicken in a glass or ceramic baking dish and coat chicken with pesto mixture. Bake chicken until cooked through, 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Pairs with: Easy Greens, Golden Beet and Apple Mash

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