Coriander Pesto Chicken Salad

Coriander Pesto Chicken Salad 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Coriander Pesto Chicken Salad 150

A modern take on a family favourite. Swapping basic basil for coriander in this pesto sauce makes for a memorable meal that's ready in about 30 minutes.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2008

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts with skin and bones
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Coriander Pesto:
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh coriander
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed parsley
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts lightly toasted
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Method

Coriander Pesto: In food processor, finely chop together coriander, garlic and pine nuts. Add cheese, oil, salt and pepper; pulse to combine. With motor running, drizzle in 2 tbsp (25 mL) warm water until smooth. Set aside.

Cut bones from chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In ovenproof skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken.

Stir together 1 tbsp (15 mL) each of the pesto and remaining oil; brush over chicken. Roast in 350°F (180°C) oven until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

In large bowl, toss together lettuce, tomato, lemon juice and remaining oil and pesto; divide among 4 plates. Top with chicken.

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Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 411 mg
  • Protein 32 g
  • Calories 425.0
  • Total fat 31 g
  • Cholesterol 99 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 36.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 34.0
  • Vitamin C 28.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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