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    Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

    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.


    • 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
    • 2 scallions, sliced
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted


    Step 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.
    Step 2
    Preheat grill to medium-high.
    Step 3
    Meanwhile, place cilantro, scallions, sesame seeds and the reserved marinade in a food processor and process until fairly smooth.
    Step 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.

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