Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

Cook chicken tenders quickly on the grill and top with pesto made with cilantro and sesame seeds for a zesty, speedy dinner. Serve with: Quinoa and grilled asparagus.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Gluten Free Diet Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Carb Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Serves Prep Time Total Time
4 35 min 35 min

Directions

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, (1-2 bunches)
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, (see Ingredient Note)

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Whisk lime juice, soy sauce, oil and chili powder in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade in a small bowl. Add chicken to the remaining marinade; toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or up to 1 hour.

Step 2

Preheat grill to medium-high.

Step 3

Meanwhile, place cilantro, scallions, sesame seeds and the reserved marinade in a food processor and process until fairly smooth.

Step 4

Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Remove the chicken from the marinade (discard marinade) and grill until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 2 minutes per side. Serve the chicken with the cilantro-sesame pesto.


Nutrition

  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 152
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Potassium: 105mg
  • Sodium: 290mg
  • Exchanges: 3 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0

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