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Grilled Pesto-Marinated Chicken

Recipe modified by Strive for Wellness®

Prep Time: 5 minutes (plus 8 hours marinating time)
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4 (Size: 1 breast half)


1 (6-ounce jar) prepared pesto
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 ounces lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
4 chicken breast halves


  1. Mix together pesto, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, pepper and salt in a 1-gallon resealable freezer bag. Add chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
  4. Cook chicken on the grill over indirect heat until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear (about 6-8 minutes per side). An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 381, Total Fat: 25g (38%), Saturated Fat: 7.2g (36%), Sodium: 773mg (32%), Protein: 33.9g

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
4 servings
Serving size 1 chicken breast half
Amount per serving
Calories 381
% Daily Value
Total Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 7.2g36%
Sodium 773mg32%
Protein 33.9g 
  • The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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