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Grilled Pesto Marinated Chicken

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This moist and flavorful chicken is as easy as it is satisfying! Perfect with a green salad, rice, or pasta."
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8 h 20 m servings 381
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 chicken breasts)


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  1. Mix together pesto, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, pepper, and salt in a 1-gallon resealable freezer bag. Add chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
  4. Cook chicken on the preheated grill over indirect heat until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 6 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 381 calories; 25 5.5 33.9 84 773 Full nutrition

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I have made this for years, without the Parmesan cheese BUT with a massive amount of Garlic. It is called in my house :Mamas Garlicy Pesto Chicken. Sometimes I add a bit of double cream and a m...

This was moist, easy and delicious. We all enjoyed it and made exactly as the recipe is written.