Roasted Red Pepper & Pecan Pesto Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

It may be a little chilly for April, but that's not stopping us from firing up the grill!  Tonight we're putting a fun spin on the traditional pesto. This pesto is packed with fresh flavors from roasted red peppers, garlic, pecans, olive oil, nutty parmesan cheese, jalapeno and fresh cilantro!  Low in calories and carbs, this is just the meal to get you looking good in your bikini! Let's face it, summer is right around the corner ;)

This pesto was so good we could actually eat it by the spoonful!  There are so many options when it comes to pesto's.  Tonight we're taking the kebab route, but this would also make a delicious stuffed chicken breast.

To complement our roasted red pepper pesto, we used red peppers and red onions as the veggies in our kebabs!  This combination of flavors is going to knock your socks off!

Pop these suckers on the grill of use a grill pan, either work perfectly!  Yesterday's cucumber & red onion simple salad would make for the perfect accompaniment!  This whole meal comes together at only 311 calories and only 8 carbs!  You're going to be looking and feeling great before you know if you keep following along ;)

Hope you enjoy this Springy meal :)

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 311
Fat: 15.6 grams
Carbs: 8.4 grams
Dietary fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 34.8 grams

1 pound lean chicken breast
2 roasted red peppers (we used jarred)
3 red peppers
1 jalapeno
1 large red onion
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp parmesan cheese (we used freshly grated)
1/4 cup pecans
3 garlic cloves
1 handful fresh cilantro
Kebab sticks

Let's get cooking!
1.  To make pesto, add 2 roasted red peppers (we used jarred), garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, 1 tbsp olive oil, pecans and parmesan cheese into food processor and blend until smooth.  
2.  Cut chicken into bite size pieces and coat with 3/4 of pesto.  Marinate for 30 minutes.  
3.  Chop remaining 3 red peppers and red onion into bite size chunks
4.  Slide chicken, peppers and onions onto each skewer, alternating ingredients.  We put around 4 pieces of chicken onto each kebab
5.  Grill on medium heat for 7-8 minutes flipping halfway through
6.  Serve up with remaining 1/4 pesto on the side for extra dipping. 

Serves 4 healthy portions!  Enjoy :)

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  2. oops, sorry, just had to wipe some drool! These look and sound absolutely amazing!

  3. Thanks ladies! These were delish! Let us know if you try them :)

  4. Just found your page through the FB frenzy! I still have some more mommy weight to lose, and this site is amazing! You are such skinny minnies, can't wait to read more :)

  5. I made these last night for friends and they were AMAZING. I actually omitted the cilantro because my husband hates it. I also made everything the night before and marinaded the chicken for almost 24 hours. My guests were raving about it!


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