Grilled Chicken With Almond Pesto

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  • Dinner
  • Servings
  • 0Spicy
  • 20 MinsCook Time
  • Cuisine : Italian
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A great dish for health freaks, Pesto is all about crushed garlic, basil and European pine nuts blended with olive oil.


Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast pieces
  • 7-8 Basil leaves
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander leaves
  • 15 Almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped Jalapenos
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 7-8 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons each of lemon zest and lemon juice 

Step By Step Method

  • Step 1. Take  chicken breast pieces and dab on salt and black pepper on them and place them in the grill pan.

    Step 2. Please note, that there is not a drop of  oil being used here and the excess fat of  the chicken drips off as the chicken is being grilled.

    Step 3. As the chicken is being grilled, we can prepare the Almond Pesto sauce.

    Step 4. Use Prestige Hand Blender to make the sauce.

    Step 5. Put in a bunch of coriander into the blender jar with Basil leaves, add  Almonds, finely chopped Jalapenos, some salt, and black pepper powder. Check on the chicken in the grill pan and flip it over and ensure it is cooked evenly on both the sides.

    Step 6. Add cloves of garlic to the grill pan to add flavor to it.

    Step 7. To the blender jar, add yogurt and go ahead and blend them up beautifully.

    Step 8. To this fine paste add  lemon zest and lemon juice and blend it again. Pour out the fine sauce into a glass bowl.

    Step 9. Check the chicken again and poke some holes into them so that it cooks a crispy layer on the outside and remains succulent and juicy inside.

    Step 10. Gently apply a little pressure on the chicken to cook them to a nice brown color.

    Step 11. Now the chicken can be served with the Almond Pesto sauce.

About Chef

ChefDeepu

Chef Deepu is a successful restaurateur from Chile running multi award winning restaurants. He is young and passionate about both finger foods & football. He loves the environment of a kitchen and feels a kitchen is a place where ingredients come alive. Cooking for him is not chemistry but an art in itself. It requires more intuition and taste rather than exact measurements.

Chef Deepu has previously worked with Dublin Restaurant and Bar and with Soul Of India as CEO and Head Chef, Chile. He also has plans of opening up a Soul of India restaurant in Pune, India, very soon. Soul of India has been ranked the No. 1 Indian restaurant in Chile, under his leadership.

A specialist in Indian, Italian, Latin, Japanese and French cuisines, Chef Deepu has also been featured on Zee Khana Khazana.