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Grilled Chicken With Spinach-Chive Pesto

 
One serving costs about $2.84 One serving costs about $2.84

$2.84 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

4 father's day,4th of july,summer,gluten-free,gluten free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:77%

Spoonacular Score: 77%

 

Grilled Chicken With Spinach-Chive Pesto might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe makes 4 servings with 360 calories, 29g of protein, and 25g of fat each. For $2.46 per serving, this recipe covers 23% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up pine nuts, chicken breasts, garlic clove, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the pine nuts you could follow this main course with the Pear Cake with Pine Nuts as a dessert. It will be a hit at your The Fourth Of July event. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 30 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and primal diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 68%. This score is good. Try Grilled Chicken Breasts with Spinach Pesto, Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto, and Spinach, Chive, and Yogurt Soup with Grilled Scallions for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup baby spinach
baby spinach
0.5 cups
0.5 cups chives
chives
1
1  garlic clove
garlic clove
1 cup
1 cup lemon juice
lemon juice
some
some olive oil
olive oil
0.33 cups
0.33 cups parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
some
some bell pepper
bell pepper
0.25 cups
0.25 cups pine nuts
pine nuts
some
some salt
salt
4
4  skinless boneless chicken breasts
skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup
baby spinach
0.5 cups chives
0.5 cups
chives
1  garlic clove
1
garlic clove
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup
lemon juice
some olive oil
some
olive oil
0.33 cups parmesan cheese
0.33 cups
parmesan cheese
some bell pepper
some
bell pepper
0.25 cups pine nuts
0.25 cups
pine nuts
some salt
some
salt
4  skinless boneless chicken breasts
4
skinless boneless chicken breasts

Equipment

grill
grill
grill
grill


Instructions

  1. To make the pesto, combine baby spinach, chopped chives, chopped garlic clove, toasted pine nuts, grated Parmesan cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and 1/4 tsp salt.
  2. Puree until the mixture is finely chopped.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to use the pesto.
  4. When ready to use, bring to room temperature.
  5. Rub each of 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts with 1 tsp olive oil.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Preheat the grill to high heat and then turn down to medium heat. Place the chicken breasts on the grill and cook until done, about 5 minutes on each side.
  8. Remove the chicken from the grill, let rest for 5 minutes, and then slice on a diagonal.
  9. Serve the chicken breasts with the pesto spread over top.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.84
Ingredient
1 cup baby spinach
½ cups chives
1 garlic clove
1 cup lemon juice
some olive oil
⅓ cups parmesan cheese
some bell pepper
¼ cups pine nuts
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
Price
$0.35
$0.59
$0.07
$1.65
$0.67
$0.70
$1.50
$1.81
$4.01
$11.34

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Price Tips

  • Pine nuts are pretty expensive. If you're on a budget, you might try substituting other nuts or seeds, such as walnuts or sunflower seeds.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
382 Calories
29g Protein
25g Total Fat
10g Carbs
39% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
382
19%

Fat
25g
39%

  Saturated Fat
4g
28%

Carbohydrates
10g
4%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
77mg
26%

Sodium
468mg
20%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
29g
59%

Vitamin C
125mg
152%

Vitamin A
3358IU
67%

Vitamin B3
13mg
65%

Vitamin K
63µg
61%

Vitamin B6
1mg
57%

Selenium
38µg
55%

Manganese
0.95mg
48%

Phosphorus
375mg
38%

Vitamin E
4mg
30%

Potassium
756mg
22%

Vitamin B5
2mg
20%

Magnesium
75mg
19%

Folate
74µg
19%

Vitamin B2
0.25mg
15%

Calcium
128mg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.17mg
11%

Zinc
1mg
11%

Fiber
2g
9%

Iron
1mg
9%

Copper
0.19mg
9%

Vitamin B12
0.33µg
5%

Vitamin D
0.15µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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