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Pasta with Fresh Oregano Pesto, Tomato and Grilled Chicken

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  Boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 Pound, trimmed of all visible fat
  Basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs), packed, stemmed
  Italian parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), packed
  Fresh oregano leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), packed
  Toasted pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Reduced sodium chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Ounce
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Tomato 9 Ounce, stemmed and coarsely chopped (1 Large Sized One)
  Pasta 1 Pound, cooked and drained

In a mixing bowl, stir 1 tablespoon of the oil with the lemon juice.
Add the chicken breasts and turn them in the mixture; leave them to marinate for about half an hour.
Remove the broiler tray and spray it lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
Preheat the broiler without the tray.
Put the chicken on the tray and broil it until golden, about 7 minutes per side.
While the chicken is broiling, make the pesto.
Put the remaining oil, basil, parsley, oregano, pine nuts, broth, Parmesan, and garlic in a food processor fitted with the metal blade.
Pulse the ingredients several times until coarsely chopped.
Scrape down the work bowl.
Then process continuously until the sauce is smooth.
If the pesto seems too thick, pulse in a little hot water.
Spoon the pesto over cooked pasta.
Cut the chicken crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips and place them on top of the pesto.
Garnish with chopped tomato.

Recipe Summary

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

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 652 Calories from Fat 101

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.6%

Saturated Fat 2 g10.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 72 mg24%

Sodium 218.5 mg9.1%

Total Carbohydrates 87 g29.1%

Dietary Fiber 5.5 g22%

Sugars 6.2 g

Protein 45 g90.6%

Vitamin A 31.1% Vitamin C 35.8%

Calcium 12.5% Iron 23.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Pasta With Fresh Oregano Pesto, Tomato And Grilled Chicken Recipe