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Meal Type: Dinner
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Cook Method: Stove
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: Italian
     Serving Size: 8 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 411
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 7g
Unsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 211mg
Sodium 176mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 2g
Protein 40g
Vitamin A  6%Vitamin C  10%
Calcium  3%Iron  11%
Potassium  35%Vitamin E  4%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Pesto Chicken with Basil Cream

Date Added: June 11, 2009


1/2 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1 Tablespoon Water
3 Cloves Of Garlic
1/3 Cup Dry White Wine
1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream whipped
1/4 Cup Shallot chopped
2 Tablespoons Margarine stick
1/2 Cup Pesto
8 Chicken Breasts skinned and boned
6 Tablespoons Lemon Juice separated
1/4 Cup Fresh Basil shredded
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1. Place each breast between 2 pieces of waxed paper and pound to 1/4-inch thick. Place 1 tablespoon pesto in the center of each breast and spread across whole piece.

2. Roll up from the small end and secure with a tooth pick.

3. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and pepper.

4. Pour over chicken and let stand for 30 minutes before grilling. (Can be refrigerated overnight. )

5. Grill chicken over medium coals for 15 to 20 minutes or until done, turning and brushing occasionally with lemon juice mixture.

6. Meanwhile: For basil cream; saute shallots in margarine until translucent.

7. Add wine and bring to a boil.

8. Cook for about 2 minutes until liquid is reduces to about 1/4 cup.

9. Add cream and return to a boil.

10. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until sauce is reduced to 1 cup.

11. Whisk in basil and 2 tablespoons lemon juice and cook until heated.

12. If a thicker sauce is desired, combine cornstarch with water and stir into sauce while boiling.

13. NOTES : This can be baked in oven for 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees, just cover with foil.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is a good source of Vitamin C with 10% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Lemon, MSG, Poultry, Corn, Sulfites, Garlic, Fructose Malabsorption allergies.
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