Almond Pesto Chicken

Almond Pesto Chicken
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 286.3
  • Total Fat: 16.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.5 mg
  • Sodium: 78.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 29.7 g

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Yummy baked chicken with almond based pesto sauce Yummy baked chicken with almond based pesto sauce
Number of Servings: 4


    3 Tbsp. olive oil

    Green onions or 1 small yellow onion

    1 large or 2 small jalapeno peppers

    3 cloves of garlic

    1 tsp. of cumin

    Juice from half of a lemon

    1/4 cup of almonds

    1 bunch of fresh cilantro

    1-2 lbs. of chicken or shrimp


Step 1 - Cut chicken into strips, cut off any excess fat
Step 2 - Place the rest of the ingredient into a food processor. Blend until smooth.
Step 3 - Cover chicken with almond pesto mixture.
Step 4 - Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Should have a moist texture. Garnish with sliced avocado and grape tomatoes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FITMOMMA24.