Lesson #17: PESTO CHICKEN

PESTO CHICKEN

Ingredients:

1kg. chicken breast
3 Tbl spoons fresh lemon juice freshly ground black pepper
3/4 Cup Basil Pesto( see recipe below)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Rinse chicken and pat dry.
 
In a large shallow baking dish, pour lemon juice over chicken pieces. Season to taste w/ black pepper. 
Set aside for 15 minutes.
Drain chicken pieces and arrange in a greased baking dish. 
Spread pesto over top of chicken. 
Bake for 30-45 minutes till tender.
 
****PESTO****for above recipe (6 Grams protein and 2 grams carbs)
2 Cups fresh basil leaves
2 chopped garlic cloves
3 T. walnuts
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese 2/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive oil Black pepper to taste Dash of Cayenne pepper.
In a blender, puree all ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings till you have acquired taste. Cover and store in fridge.
 
Please Note: this meal will be a multiple servings. Follow your protein portion sizes
 
You can add some vegetables to this meal