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Cilantro Pesto Chicken

November 15, 2013

1 Cilantro Pesto Chicken (1)

1 Cilantro Pesto Chicken Tacos

 

Ingredients for Pesto is shown above

CILANTRO PESTO:

2 T. toasted almonds

1 cup fresh cilantro (do not include stems) his is about 2 bunches

2 1/2 T. extra virgin olive oil

3 T. fresh garlic, chopped

1 1/2 tsp. lime juice

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (Asiago or Romano can be substituted)

1 1/2 kosher salt

1/4 cup chicken broth

Chop almonds and toast in a dry fry pan for just a minute.  Watch very close and stir constantly as they burn very quickly.

Add all ingredients to a blender.  Blend until smooth.

1 Cilantro Pesto Chicken Tacos (1)

1 Cilantro Pesto Chicken Tacos (2)

CHICKEN:

cooking spray

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small bite-sized pieces.

salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp. garlic granules

Spray a medium skillet with cooking spray.  Add chicken and season with salt, pepper and garlic granules.

Cook over medium heat until cooked through.

1 Cilantro Pesto Chicken (2)

Add pesto and toss until coated.

1 Cilantro Pesto Chicken (4)

This was made with only 2 chicken breasts.  It was a bit heavy on the pesto.  3 chicken breasts are listed in the ingredients now so it wont be as strong.

tortillas

preferred taco garnishes (salsa or tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, guacamole, black beans)

Serve chicken in tortillas with preferred taco garnishes.

Also tastes wonderful with Cilantro Rice (Recipe under Rice)

Makes 4 servings.

WEIGHT WATCHERS:  Chicken with Pesto is 7 PointsPlus per serving.  Taco garnished not included in points.

FULL RECIPE WITHOUT PICTURES —

CILANTRO PESTO CHICKEN

CILANTRO PESTO:

2 T. toasted almonds

1 cup fresh cilantro (do not include stems) his is about 2 bunches

2 1/2 T. extra virgin olive oil

3 T. fresh garlic, chopped

1 1/2 tsp. lime juice

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (Asiago or Romano can be substituted)

1 1/2 kosher salt

1/4 cup chicken broth

Chop almonds and toast in a dry fry pan for just a minute.  Watch very close and stir constantly as they burn very quickly.

Add all ingredients to a blender.  Blend until smooth.

CHICKEN:

cooking spray

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small bite-sized pieces.

salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp. garlic granules

tortillas

preferred taco garnishes (salsa, sour cream, cheese, guacamole, black beans)

Spray a medium skillet with cooking spray.  Add chicken and season with salt, pepper and garlic granules.

Cook over medium heat until cooked through.

Add pesto and toss until coated.

Serve chicken in tortillas with preferred taco garnishes.

Also tastes wonderful with Cilantro Rice (Recipe under Rice)

Makes 4 servings.

WEIGHT WATCHERS:  Chicken with Pesto is 7 PointsPlus per serving.  Taco garnished not included in points.

 

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