Cilantro Pesto Chicken with Sweet Chili Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 295.2
  • Total Fat: 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 73.3 mg
  • Sodium: 374.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 35.1 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Cilantro Pesto Chicken with Sweet Chili Sauce calories by ingredient


Introduction

5 ingredients make an out of this world combination! Note: Chicken needs to marinate in the pesto for several hours or overnight. Not all the marinade sticks to the chicken, so nutritional data is overstated. 5 ingredients make an out of this world combination! Note: Chicken needs to marinate in the pesto for several hours or overnight. Not all the marinade sticks to the chicken, so nutritional data is overstated.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast or chicken thighs
    1/4 cup olive oil
    12 cloves garlic minced (or 1/4 cup minced)
    1/2 bunch cilantro, washed
    3/4 cup sweet chili sauce

Tips

This recipe is calculated with chicken breasts. This chicken goes well with Coconut Rice. (Cook white rice with 1/2 water, 1/2 coconut milk OR all Light coconut milk)


Directions

1. Place chicken in a large zip baggie.

2. Place olive oil, garlic and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Process until the mixture is combined and smooth. Scoop the marinade into the bag with the chicken, press the air out of the bag and zip it closed. Knead the marinade into the chicken until it is evenly distributed. Marinate overnight or all day long.

3. Preheat the grill to medium heat and coat with oil or grill spray. Remove chicken from the bag and grill 3 or 4 minutes on the first side, until good grill marks are showing. Flip and grill an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Temperature should be 160 degrees on an instant read thermometer.

4. Remove chicken to a platter and brush the sweet chili sauce on top.

5. Serve with additional chili sauce on the side.

Serving Size: 6 servings - approx 5 oz. of meat