Grilled Chicken with Avocado Pesto

Hi and welcome to a new recipe, today we are going to present you the Grilled Chicken with Avocado Pesto.

Time: 30 mins             Servings: 6        Calories per serving:370

Grilled Chicken with Avocado Pesto

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless,
    cut into 1-inch pieces- 2 ¼ pounds
    Fresh basil leaves- 1 cup
    Fresh parsley leaves- 1 cup
    Pine nuts- ¼ cup
    Extra virgin olive oil- 5 tablespoons
    Lemon juice- 2 tbsp
    Lemon zest- of one lemon
    Garlic clove, crushed and peeled- 1
    Ripe avocado, large-1
    Black pepper freshly ground- to taste
    Salt-to taste

Directions:

To make this dish one needs to have twelve 6-inch bamboo skewers or six 12-inch metal
skewers.
1. Get the grill pan or outdoor grill in place, with medium flame. Take a large bowl and
mix the lemon zest and one tablespoon of oil. Add the chicken to this and toss to coat all
the pieces evenly. Season this with ground pepper and salt. The portion to chicken and thread them onto skewers.

2. Over medium flame keep a small skillet and toast the pine nuts by tossing them
frequently for about 3 to 4 minutes till it turns light golden in color. Let this cool.
3. Take a food processor. Add the parsley, half a teaspoon salt, garlic, pine nuts and some
peppers and process to make them a rough paste. To this add the lemon juice, three
tablespoons of oil and avocado and process it to turn it into a smooth paste.
4. Grill the chicken till it is just cooked through by turning it frequently for around 5 to 7
minutes. Serve the chicken along with the tasty pesto.

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