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Grilled Pesto Chicken Breast

A quick low calorie meal.



  1. Heat a grill pan on medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grill pan. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  2. Combine the spinach, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a processor. Lightly pulse. With the machine running, gradually add remainder of the olive oil, blending until the mixture is creamy. Add salt and pulse.
  3. Transfer the pesto mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the parmesan cheese. Season the pesto with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Spread the pesto over each piece of chicken and serve.
  5. Note: you can put the pesto mix into ice cube trays and store in the freezer for future use.
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I've never heard of pesto sauce being made with spinach, only basil. Does it give it a much different taste?
11 Mar 11 by member: scrappygirl929
Yes, according to all I've learned from personal experience and in the classes, high protein keeps you full, and the points plus value for one serving is 9pts. Trick is to keep it to one serving! The wonderful thing about ww is that you can eat anything, in moderation...
13 May 11 by member: Ronni1219


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Nutrition summary:

There are 362 calories in 1 serving of Grilled Pesto Chicken Breast.
Calorie break-down: 33% fat, 3% carbs, 64% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 115
Calories 362
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 12.78g 20%
  Saturated Fat 2.478g 12%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.694g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 7.492g  
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 796mg 33%
Potassium 795mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2.7g 1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  Sugars 0.48g  
Protein 56.42g  
Vitamin A 115% Vitamin C 59%
Calcium 17% Iron 31%
of RDI*
(362 calories)
18% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (3%)
Fat (33%)
Protein (64%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories