Food Friday on Empty Streets: Grilled Pesto Chicken

Posted 8:34 PM by Mezhal Ulao in Labels: , , ,
Pesto is one of my favorite ingredients and so for today I would to share with you one of my favorite recipes including how to make your own home made pesto.

Grilled Pesto Chicken
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Basil Pesto (make fresh - see recipe below)
Salt and pepper

Rub the chicken with pesto and sprinkle with salt and pepper. If you have time, let it marinate in the fridge for 2-12 hours. Grill on a hot grill until cooked through.

Serve chicken sliced over the pasta of your choice tossed with pesto or with a fresh, green salad. For the salad pictured above toss spring greens, feta cheese, red onion and kalamata olives with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

As a substitute for chicken you can also use Boneless Tuna Belly

Basic Basil Pesto
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups loosley packed fresh basil
2/3 cup good quality olive oil

With food processor running, drop in garlic and finely chop. Stop motor and add nuts, cheese, salt, pepper, and basil, then process until finely chopped. With motor running, add oil slowly, blending until incorporated. Store in a tight container in the fridge for up to a week. Or, put pesto in an ice cube tray and freeze. Store pesto cubes in a frozen bag and use on pasta, chicken and salads throughout the year!

Here is a video of another version of this recipe:

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25 comment(s) to... “Food Friday on Empty Streets: Grilled Pesto Chicken”

25 comments:

EastCoastLife said...

I like pesto sauce too!!

Happy weekend! I beat you to it this week. haha.....



jessel said...

hi, thanks for dropping by, that recipe is so yummy! i bet you are a good cook!



tsang said...

That looks so delicious and mouth watering pesto. Your Grilled pesto chicken looks like a chefs masterpiece, very well cook and stunning presentation.



Mizé said...

It´s incredible but I never tried pesto before.
Passing by to wish you a good weekend! xx



Pie said...

I love pesto and this looks absolutely delicious!

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Maria said...

Hi Metz! Thank you for always stopping by. :) This dish looks so yum, I'm really hungry now, haha.

Happy weekend.



PinkLady said...

hi METZ, this looks yummy and so easy to prepare. thanks for sharing.



Mariuca said...

Oh my, this is so yummy Metz! I wonder if mine will turn out this delish! Happy weekend! :)



redkathy said...

Thanks for stopping by to say hello and keep posting these chicken recipes ;) Chicken is one of my favorites and pesto, well it's awesome.



Kraye Osiris said...

Hi Metz, kinda hungry already seeing delicious foods in your blog. Keep on serving :D



doi said...

wow. thanks for sharing. I never thought pesto is so much easy to prepare. :-)



Life Ramblings said...

that sure looks yummylicious. happy weekend.



Empty Streets said...

Hi ECL,

wow yes you did heheh and as for the pesto sauce yayy am so glad that you loved it :) Hope you weekend was just as great too :) xoxo



Empty Streets said...

Hi Jessel,

wow thanks so much for coming over to visit too, it is always a pleasure to read amazing blogs such as yours :) xoxo



Empty Streets said...

Hi Tsang,

Yayy am so happy that you enjoyed this recipe and that it makes you come back for more :) hehe xoxo



Empty Streets said...

Hi Mize,

hope you had a great weekend too dear :) xoxo



Empty Streets said...

Hi Pie,

yayy am so glad that you liked this recipe :) more to come for yah this friday :) xoxo



Empty Streets said...

Hi Maria,

you are free to have all the pesto chicken you would want hehe :) Hope your weekend was fab :) xoxo



Empty Streets said...

Hi Pink Lady,

yup this is such an easy dish to prepare :) am so glad you liked it a lot :) xoxo



Empty Streets said...

Hi Pink Lady,

yup this is such an easy dish to prepare :) am so glad you liked it a lot :) xoxo



Empty Streets said...

Hi Marzie,

Am so sure you'll get it right and just as gorgeous :) Hope your weekend was just as great too :) xoxo



Empty Streets said...

Hi RedKathy,

am so happy that you liked this recipe a lot heheh :) and yes there is definitely more to come this friday so stay tuned :) xoxo



Empty Streets said...

Hi Kraye Osiris,

yayy am so happy that you liked this recipe :) Hope you had a weekend that was restful and had a lot of delish dish to eat hehehe :) xoxo Stay tuned for more this coming friday :) xoxo



Empty Streets said...

Hi Doi,

Am so happy that you liked the recipe :) more to come this friday :) xoxo



Monica said...

Hi Metz!! wow wow this looks delicious! ;) Happy Monday...



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