Pesto-Glazed Chicken Breast

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 1,722.7
  • Total Fat: 179.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.6 mg
  • Sodium: 3,029.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 30.6 g

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    * 2 garlic cloves
    * 1.5 bunches fresh basil leaves (about 1 1/2 cups lightly packed)
    * 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
    * 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    * 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    * Kosher salt
    * fresh ground black pepper
    * 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts


To make the pesto: Using a Bump and Grind or another large mortar and pestle smash the garlic into a coarse puree. Add 1 1/2 bunches of basil and pound until it is coarsely chopped. Mix in the grated Parmesan cheese. Add 1/3 cup of pine nuts and smash to break them up.

Slowly mix in 1/4 cup of olive oil. Season the pesto to taste with salt and pepper. Set it aside.

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Heat tablespoon of oil in a large ovenproof sauté pan over high heat. Sprinkle the chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper.

Cook the chicken breasts just until golden brown but not yet cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the pan from the heat.

Spread the pesto over the top of the chicken breasts.

Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the chicken is just cooked through, about 8 minutes.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JSTUFFINS0.

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