Arugula Pesto Chicken
photo by recipe author


Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes


Arugula Pesto:

  • 4 cups fresh arugula
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

In a bowl, combine chicken breasts, olive oil, vinegar, Italian seasonings and minced garlic. Toss to coat.

Grill chicken breasts over medium heat for about 6-8 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Alternately, you can saute the chicken breasts in a large skillet over medium heat for about 6-8 minutes on each side.

Meanwhile, combine arugula, basil, pine nuts, garlic and salt in a food processor. While greens are blending, drizzle in coconut oil. Blend until smooth.

Slice chicken breasts and place over zucchini pasta. Top with arugula pesto and tomato slices. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese, if desired.

*Make your own zucchini pasta using a julienne peeler, vegetable peeler or mandolin.

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