This moist and flavorful chicken is as easy as it is satisfying! Perfect with a green salad, rice, or pasta.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 chicken breasts
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

  • 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

381 calories; protein 33.9g; carbohydrates 5.5g; fat 25g; cholesterol 83.7mg; sodium 772.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2019
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 mix of veggie and chicken stock if I want it extra juicy - and to have a sauce on the rice. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2019
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 mix of veggie and chicken stock if I want it extra juicy - and to have a sauce on the rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2019
This was moist, easy and delicious. We all enjoyed it and made exactly as the recipe is written. Read More