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Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

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.

Ingredients
Prep: 35 | Total Time: 35
  • 1/4 cup
    lime juice
  • 1/4 cup
    soy sauce, reduced-sodium
  • 1 tablespoon
    canola oil
  • 1 pound
    chicken tenders
  • 2 cups
    cilantro leaves, loosely packed fresh , 1-2 bunches
  • scallions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon
    chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons
    sesame seeds, toasted
Instructions
  1. Whisk lime juice, soy sauce, oil and chili powder in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade in a small bowl. Add chicken to the remaining marinade; toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. Meanwhile, place cilantro, scallions, sesame seeds and the reserved marinade in a food processor and process until fairly smooth.
  4. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Remove the chicken from the marinade (discard marinade) and grill until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 2 minutes per side. Serve the chicken with the cilantro-sesame pesto.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories168
  • Fat6 g
    • Saturated fat1 g
  • Cholesterol63 mg
  • Carbohydrates3 g
    • Dietary fiber1 g
  • Protein24 g
  • Sodium299 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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