Friday, April 29, 2011

Cilantro Pesto Chicken Fingers

This is a Weber Grill recipe that is a different twist on a chicken finger. The cilantro pesto is really delicious and adds some amazing flavor to the chicken. This is a good recipe to try when you are tired of grilling chicken breasts the same way and want some more moisture and taste to the meat.

Here is how:
1. To make the pesto: in a food processor, finely chop:
- 2 Tbs. of chopped walnuts
- 2 garlic cloves.

2. Scape down the sides of the food processor and add:
- 1 1/2 cups cilantro leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves
- 1/2 tsp. of salt
- 1/4 tsp. of fresh ground pepper
- 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

3. Blend this all in the food processor until it is a smooth puree.

4. Place 2 pound of boneless, skinless chicken tenders in a large Ziploc bag with the pesto. Seal the bag and toss around the chicken to coat it. Place the chicken in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.

5. Remove the chicken from the bag and thread it onto skewers.

6. Grill over direct high heat until the meat is firm and the juices run clear..about 6-8 minutes (turning over the skewers once).

Here is to healthy chicken with flavor! xo

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