Coriander Pesto Chicken Salad Coriander Pesto Chicken Salad

Coriander Pesto Chicken Salad 150 Image by: Coriander Pesto Chicken Salad 150 Author: Canadian Living

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


Coriander Pesto:


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


  • Iron 11.0
  • Folate 36.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Vitamin A 34.0
  • Vitamin C 28.0
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