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Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

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From EatingWell:  May/June 2008

Cook chicken tenders quickly on the grill and top with pesto made with cilantro and sesame seeds for a zesty, speedy dinner. Serve with: Quinoa and grilled asparagus.

4 servings | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Whisk lime juice, soy sauce, oil and chili powder in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade in a small bowl. Add chicken to the remaining marinade; toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. Meanwhile, place cilantro, scallions, sesame seeds and the reserved marinade in a food processor and process until fairly smooth.
  4. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Remove the chicken from the marinade (discard marinade) and grill until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 2 minutes per side. Serve the chicken with the cilantro-sesame pesto.

Nutrition

Per serving : 168 Calories; 6 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 63 mg Cholesterol; 3 g Carbohydrates; 24 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 299 mg Sodium; 294 mg Potassium

0 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat

Tips & Notes