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Grilled garlic chicken with cilantro-pumpkin seed pesto. A healthy, cheeseless pesto.
For marinade (to be done 6-24 hours ahead of time):
In a bowl, whisk together lemon juice, garlic, seasoning and olive oil. Make small slits down the length of each breast so marinade can fully penetrate. Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag and pour in marinade, making sure each breast gets coated. Place in fridge for 6-8 hours or up to 24 hours.
If pumpkin seeds are not already toasted, preheat oven to 350 degrees (F), spread seeds on baking sheet and toast until fragrant or golden at the edges (roughly 8-10 minutes).
In food processor, blend toasted pumpkin seeds, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chile, salt, freshly ground pepper and 1/4 cup water until smooth. Scrape down sides of processor as necessary. Set aside.
If using a grill, heat to medium high and oil the rack. Place chicken on rack and grill, turning once, until cooked through (roughly 12-13 minutes). If using stove top (my preferred method!) heat large skillet over medium-high heat and add chicken breasts. Saute until cooked through (roughly 12-13 minutes).
Transfer chicken to plates and spoon pesto over top. Lick your lips and greet this healthy dish with a grin.
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