Typical pesto ingredients--basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil--make a tasty and fresh topper for a cooked chicken breast. But in this recipe, no heavy equipment is needed to make the pesto!

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, combine basil, cheese, pine nuts, oil, lemon peel and garlic. Spoon over warm chicken breast.



Tip: To toast whole nuts or large pieces, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; protein 29g 58% DV; carbohydrates 2g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber -1g -4% DV; sugars -1g; fat 13g 20% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 76mg 25% DV; vitamin a iu -1IU; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium -1mg; iron -1mg -6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium -1mg; sodium 148mg 6% DV.