Basil Pesto Grilled Chicken Recipe

Basil Pesto Grilled Chicken Recipe is a versatile recipe that can be served either as an starter or as a main course dish. Succulent pieces of breast chicken coated in an earthy fresh basil pesto. There’s absolutely nothing like homemade pesto, with fresh basil and herbs that’s ground with walnuts.

Serve Pesto Chicken with Summer Lettuce Salad Recipe and French Onion Soup Recipe

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    • 1 Chicken breasts
    • 1 tablespoon Fresh cream
    • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons Garlic Butter

For the Basil Pesto

  • 250 grams Basil leaves , with stems removed
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts , toasted
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Whole Black Pepper Corns , coarsely pounded
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , grated

How to make Basil Pesto Grilled Chicken Recipe

  1. To begin making the Pesto chicken, make the fresh basil pesto and keep it ready.

For the Basil Pesto

  1. To make the Basil Pesto we will first have to grind all the ingredients together.

  2. Place the walnuts,garlic, basil leaves, salt, and pepper in the food processor and churn until coarse. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly pureed.

  3. Add the Parmesan and puree for a minute.

  4. In a mixing bowl, marinade the chicken breast along with the basil pesto, cream, and lemon juice. Let it sit for about an hour.

  5. Heat a grill pan/skillet on medium flame, put some garlic butter and place the chicken breast on it allow to cook on both sides for about 8-10 minutes on each side.

  6. Your this delicious recipe of Pesto Chicken is ready to be served

  7. Serve Pesto Chicken with Summer Lettuce Salad Recipe and French Onion Soup Recipe

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