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Grilled Chicken With Pesto Sauce

A tasty and healthy grilled chicken recipe with pesto sauce. Quick and easy to prepare as well. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Chicken, Dinner, Grilled, Lunch, Pesto
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2-4 Chicken Breast
  • 7-8 Garlic Cloves finely chopped or Grated
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • Salt to taste

For Pesto Sauce:

  • A Small bunch of Coriander
  • 12-15 Basil Leaves
  • 10-12 Almonds
  • 2 tbsp Jalapenos finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup curd/ plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • salt to taste
  • Black Pepper Powder

Instructions

For Pesto Sauce:

  • Take a blender.
  • Put a bunch of coriander, basil leaves, almonds, chopped jalapeƱos, yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest in a blending jar.
  • Blend everything together to form a smooth paste.
  • Add Salt and Black pepper powder according to taste and mix again.
  • Pesto sauce is ready.

For Grilled Chicken:

  • Take Chicken breast. Put some cuts on both the sides so that it absorb the marination and become crispy on outside and juicy from inside.
  • Take a small bowl. Prepare a marination by adding lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, oregano and grated garlic cloves over chicken.
  • Keep it aside for 10-15min.
  • Take a grill pan. Heat it up on gas stove.
  • When the pan is hot, spray some oil on it.
  • Place Chicken pieces on the pan and grill on both the sides until its cooked.
  • Apply some pressure to give them nice brown colour.
  • Serve hot grilled chicken with pesto sauce.