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Almond Pesto Chicken With Tomato Basil Relish

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  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
  Blanched almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Packed)
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄3 Teaspoon
  Chicken 2 1⁄2 Pound
  Plum tomatoes 1 Pound
  Red wine vinegar/Cider vinegar 3 Tablespoon

1 Preheat the broiler. Line a broiler pan with foil.
2 In a food processor, finely chop the garlic, almonds and 1 cup basil leaves. Add 1/4 cup of the olive oil, the Parmesan, salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Process to a puree.
3 Place the chicken on the broiler pan skin-side down. Spoon half of the almond pesto over the chicken and broil 4 inches from the heat for 10 mmutes. Turn the chicken over, spread with the remaining almond pesto and broil until the chicken is golden and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
4 Meanwhile, coarsely chop the plum tomatoes. Place them in a small bowl and add the vinegar, the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons chopped basil and 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and stir to blend.

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Almond Pesto Chicken With Tomato Basil Relish Recipe