Grilled Lemon Chicken Pesto over Zoodles – Keto and Low Carb

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Grilled Lemon Chicken Pesto over Zoodles – Keto and Low Carb

55 minutes
Calories 1210kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces chicken breasts (cut into pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (cut into pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 zucchini (medium or 2 large
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh basil (cut into pieces)
  • 1/3 cup pignolis (cut into pieces)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (cut into pieces)
  • fresh lemon juice (cut into pieces)
  • 1 pinch salt (cut into pieces)
  • 8 ounces chicken breasts (cut into pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (cut into pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 zucchini (medium or 2 large
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup pignolis (cut into pieces)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (cut into pieces)
  • fresh lemon juice (cut into pieces)
  • 1 pinch salt (cut into pieces)

Instructions

  • To Prepare the Chicken Add the cut chicken pieces into a large ziplock baggie and top with the 3 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic clove, dried basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and zest.
  • Seal up the bag and massage the marinade into the chicken, making sure all pieces are well coated.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes, while you preheat your grill.
  • After 20 minutes, grill your chicken.
  • While the chicken is cooking, you can make the pesto sauce.
  • To make the Pesto Sauce Add all the nuts, garlic, salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor.
  • Pulse a few times, then add in the basil and lemon juice, pulse briefly.
  • With the food processor running, stream in the olive oil slowly until combined.
  • Add in the 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (reserving the 2 teaspoons) and pulse just enough to combine.
  • Add a little more olive oil if needed to make it loose enough to pour over the zoodles.
  • Add the zoodles to a bowl and pour some pesto over it, toss to coat.
  • Add the sliced grilled chicken over the top and drizzle some pesto over it.
  • Top with the reserved parmesan cheese and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 1210kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:29:06.

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