Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto

Jazz up chicken with these delicious spinach pesto recipe.

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time8 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
2 boneless chicken breasts
60g baby spinach leaves
30g pine nuts, toasted
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 to 2 tsp grated lemon zest
80ml plus 2 tsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
30g freshly grated Parmesan
1) Heat a grill pan on medium high heat. Lightly oil the grill pan. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken until cooked through, about five minutes per side.

2) Combine the spinach, pine nuts, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a processor. Lightly pulse. With the machine running, gradually add 80ml of the oil, blending until the mixture is creamy. Add salt and pulse. Put half of the pesto into ice cube trays and store in the freezer for future use.

3) Transfer the rest of the spinach mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the Parmesan. Season the pesto with salt and pepper, to taste.

Spread the pesto over each piece of chicken and serve.

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