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Thursday, 16 July 2015 08:54

Arugula Pesto Chicken

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Arugula Pesto Chicken Arugula Pesto Chicken LPHJ Kitchen
If you love the peppery taste of arugula, try this easy Arugula Pesto Chicken. Serve it over zucchini pasta for a healthy dinner option!

  • Ingredients:
    4 small chicken breasts
    2 Tbsp olive oil
    1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1 tsp Italian Seasonings
    1 tsp minced garlic

    Arugula Pesto
    4 cups fresh arugula
    1 cup fresh basil
    1/4 cup pine nuts
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1 tsp sea salt

    2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
    4 cups cooked zucchini pasta
  • Instructions:
    In a bowl, combine chicken breasts, olive oil, vinegar, Italian seasonings and minced garlic. Toss to coat. Grill chicken breasts over medium heat for about 6-8 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Alternatively, you can saute the chicken breasts in a large skillet over medium heat for about 6-8 minutes on each side.

    Meanwhile, combine arugula, pine nuts, basil, garlic and salt in a food processor. While greens are blending, drizzle in olive oil. Blend until smooth. Slice chicken breasts and place over zucchini pasta. Top with tomato slices and arugula pesto. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese if desired.
  • Serves: 4
  • Cuisine: European - Italian
  • Cooking method: Grill/barbeque
  • Special ingredients: no dried fruits, no seeds, no beans / legumes / pulses, no alcohol, no grains
  • Just right for...: Great for kids, Elegant evenings, Comfort food, Quick & easy, Light fare, Summer favorites
  • Top 8 allergens?: gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, peanut-free
  • Active/prep time: 0-15 minutes
  • Total time (inc active/prep): 15-30 minutes
  • Specialty Diets: Paleo
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