Sunday, June 20, 2010

BBQ it up

Sometimes you feel like blogging...and sometimes you don't. :)
I didn't realize I'd gone so long without posting. Sometimes life just get's crazy, right? With summer finally coming into fruition, I decided it was time for a healthy & tasty BBQ recipe.
This is one I found on

Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto
Makes 4 Servings

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  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, (1-2 bunches)
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (Sesame seeds can be purchased already toasted. Look for them near other Asian ingredients. Or toast your own in a small dry skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes.)
  1. Whisk lime juice, soy sauce, oil and chili powder in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade in a small bowl. Add chicken to the remaining marinade; toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. Meanwhile, place cilantro, scallions, sesame seeds and the reserved marinade in a food processor and process until fairly smooth.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 2 minutes per side. Serve the chicken with the cilantro-sesame pesto.
Nutrition Facts (per one serving)
152 calories; 4 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 67 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 27 g protein; 1 g fiber; 290 mg sodium; 105 mg potassium.

1 comment:

John said...

I have just had breakfast but read this and I am hungry all ready.
Nice One