Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Cilantro Jalapeño Pesto

Monday, March 11, 2013

From our skinny table to yours ...

It's finally starting to feel like Spring! Warmer weather and longing days mean more walks outside & letting the hubs help a bit with dinner by firing up the grill! Tonight we're taking advantage and making our grilled chicken kebabs with cilantro jalapeño pesto.  But of course, these would be just as delicious using an indoor grill pan :)

We start our pesto by blending up a combination of fresh cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, fresh garlic, pistachios, rice wine vinegar and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. We marinate the chicken in our pesto for about thirty minutes but save a little bit on the side for extra dipping. Serve these up with a side of grilled veggies for the perfect spring supper.

Hope you enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves 4
Calories: 288
Fat: 11.2 grams
Carbs: 8.7 grams
Dietary Fiber: 2.9 grams
Protein: 39.5 grams

1 pound chicken breast
1 handful fresh cilantro
3 large garlic cloves chopped
1 jalapeño pepper chopped
1/4 cup pistachio nuts
2 limes
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt & Pepper

Let's Get Cooking!
1. To make pesto, add cilantro, garlic, jalapeño & pistachio nuts to food processor. Add in juice of two limes, vinegar & olive oil and pulse until smooth.
2. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and coat with half the pesto. Marinate for 30 minutes.
3. Slide 1/4 of the chicken onto each skewer.
4. Grill on medium heat for 7-8 minutes flipping halfway through.
5. Serve up with remaining pesto on the side for extra dipping.  Enjoy :)

Makes 4 healthy portions!

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  1. I love this transition of the weather. I like that we're beginning to feel the warmth of the sun again. No more snow.

  2. This looks delicious! I needed a BBQ recipe for this weekend since its going to be so nice out. New follower, stop by my blog when you can.


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