Salsa verde, a piquant Italian herb sauce, dresses up basic grilled chicken breasts. The versatile sauce is also excellent with fish or pasta. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1998

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Salsa verde



  • To prepare salsa verde: Combine parsley, capers and garlic in a blender or food processor; process until finely chopped. Add oil, lemon juice, water and anchovy paste and process until blended. Season with pepper.

  • To prepare chicken: Prepare a grill or preheat broiler. Rub chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil until no longer pink inside, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with salsa verde.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the salsa verde (Step 1) up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; 8.5 g total fat; 87 mg cholesterol; 429 mg sodium. 1.2 g carbohydrates; 26.6 g protein; Full Nutrition