Apricot Basil Chicken

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Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
48
min.
Servings

4 servings

Here's one of the zestier ways to jazz up a chicken breast: fresh, nutty pesto, dried apricots and sweet apricot preserves.

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  • 1. For pesto, in a blender container or food processor bowl combine basil, apricot halves, pecans, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and garlic. Cover and blend or process with several on-off turns until a paste forms, stopping the machine several times and scraping the sides.
  • 2. Rinse chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Place each chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Working from the center to the edges, pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet to 1/8 inch thickness. Remove plastic wrap. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Spread pesto on each chicken breast. Fold in sides of each piece; roll up from short end into a spiral, pressing edges to seal. Secure with wooden toothpicks.
  • 3. Place the chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill. Grill directly over medium coals for 18 to 20 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning once halfway through grilling time. Brush with preserves the last 5 minutes of grilling. Makes 4 servings.

Servings

  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 324
% Daily Value
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 62mg
Sodium 382mg
Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary fiber 1g
Protein 24g
   
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 7 %DV
Iron 11 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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