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Chicken Breasts With Pesto Sauce

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  Chicken breasts 4 (Bone In / Boneless)
  Fresh lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Minced fresh basil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed through a press
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon

Preheat broiler.
Brush chicken breasts with lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.
Place chicken on broiler pan; broil approximately 8 inches from heat for 5 minutes.
Turn and broil 5 minutes longer.
Meanwhile, combine basil, cheese, garlic, and oil in blender.
Mix until well blended.
Spread over each chicken breast; broil 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until chicken is opaque throughout, but still juicy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1178 Calories from Fat 421

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 48 g73.1%

Saturated Fat 11.8 g59.1%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 426.5 mg142.2%

Sodium 1411 mg58.8%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.55 g2.2%

Sugars 1.4 g

Protein 172 g343.2%

Vitamin A 12.2% Vitamin C 52.9%

Calcium 44.8% Iron 32.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken Breasts With Pesto Sauce Recipe