Truffles Magazine

Chicken w/ Spinach & Pesto

In Food on January 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

Here is a recipe I want to share with you, for when your very busy and looking for something tasty & healthy to eat.

It’s called Chicken with Spinach & Pine Nut Pesto

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups lightly packed baby spinach leaves (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Directions

Heat a grill pan on medium high heat. Lightly oil the grill pan. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.

Combine the spinach, pine nuts, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a processor. Lightly pulse. With the machine running, gradually add 1/3 cup of the oil, blending until the mixture is creamy. Add salt and pulse. Put half of the pesto into ice cube trays and store in the freezer for future use.

Transfer the rest of the spinach mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the Parmesan. Season the pesto with salt and pepper, to taste.

Spread the pesto over each piece of chicken and serve.

Total Time: 23 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
8 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

(This recipe came directly from  Food Network, and created by Chef Giada De Laurentiis)

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