Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

May/June 2008

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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.

"Made this for guests last night- it was easy and delicious! Tweaked a little by adding garlic. We loved the blend of flavors, it was sort of an asian taste. I will definately make this again- definately loved the chicken, but next time...
Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

18 Reviews for Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto


YUM. This is a perfect quick, nutritious dinner. The chicken was delicious, and the pesto was divine! I overprocessed mine a bit, so it took on a consistency not unlike hari chutney, but it was still very, very tasty. We sliced our chicken into strips and ate it as a wrap on multigrain tortillas. Looking forward to having leftovers for lunch tomorrow!


ladybug - it sounds like you used shallots, not scallions. scallions are green onions and the ratio of 2 scallions to 2 cups of cilantro sounds about right to me.


Ok, maybe I did this wrong but I thought the pesto was awful. This is the first time I have ever cooked with scallions and apparently I don’t like them. You do the math - 2 scallions with 2 cups of cilantro leaves. All I could taste was the scallion - which is no better than an onion if you ask me. Maybe if you caramelize the scallion and only use1. I LOVE cilantro and I couldn’t even taste it. I will be tossing all of the pesto I made. Very sad.

Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I did not like the pesto

I did not like the pesto either... it was really gross.... But the chicken breasts were so moist and tender!


Simple and delicious. Minimal ingredients for a quick week night meal or a informal dinner party. I wouldn't change a thing, except for making more pesto!

Hilary, Silverthorne, CO


My very picky daughter who can't boil water fixed this with me last night and it was a hit!! We will fix this again and again. I did tweek as I always do by changing to sesame oil and adding garlic (everything should have garlic) but she is adding this to her "I can cook this" list. Beats Ramen at college!! Thanks!!

Lois, Leander, TX


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