dish
Grilled Chicken Breasts with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

4
Serves
400
Calories
14
Nutrients
13
Vitamins

Ingredients

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, plus a few for garnishing (about 1 large bunch)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
pinch sugar
3 tablespoons low sodium chicken broth

Cooking Instructions

1. In a large resealable bag, combine the balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup of the basil leaves, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the chicken breasts, seal the bag and turn it over a few times until the chicken is evenly coated. (This can be prepared a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator.)

2. For the sun-dried tomato pesto, combine the sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, garlic and the remaining 1/4 cup basil leaves in a food processor. Process until the mixture is finely ground. Add the Parmesan cheese, the remaining olive oil, sugar, chicken broth and pepper and process for a few more seconds to combine. (This can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.)

3. Preheat the oven to medium-high.

4. Grill the chicken on each side until the it is cooked through, about 6 minutes per side.

5. Serve each chicken breast with a dollop of the sun-dried tomato pesto and garnish with basil leaves.

Serving Size: 1 chicken breast with pesto

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
Calories
400
Protein
41 g
Total Carbohydrate
33 g
Dietary Fiber
7 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
14 g
Total Fat
11 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Monounsaturated Fat
6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
84 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
41 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
34 %
Percent Calories from Fat
25 %
Vitamin A
129 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
16 mg
Vitamin B6
1 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Vitamin C
12 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
10 mcg
Vitamin E
1 IU
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
Calcium
117 mg
Iron
6 mg
Phosphorus
299 mg
Potassium
499 mg
Sodium
245 mg
Zinc
1 mg