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Grilled Pesto Chicken Packs

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Grilled Pesto Chicken Packs
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 4
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Good things come in small packages... and this main dish is no exception! From eatbetteramerica.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/4 pounds)
  • 8 roma (plum) tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 4 small zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto

Directions

  • 1
    Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Place 1 chicken breast half, 2 sliced tomatoes and 1 sliced zucchini on one side of four 18x12-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Spoon 1 tablespoon pesto over chicken mixture on each sheet.
  • 2
    Fold foil over chicken and vegetables so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  • 3
    Cover and grill packets 4 to 5 inches from medium heat 20 to 25 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of packet; fold back foil.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Tomatoes offer a host of nutrients including vitamins A, C and folate to name a few. Be sure to get at least 3 to 5 servings of veggies daily.
  • tip 2
    Instead of making foil packets, try the new heavy-duty foil bags made especially for grilling.
  • tip 3
    Pesto is a sauce made of fresh basil, garlic, oil, pine nuts and grated cheese. A variety of pesto flavors is now available, and you may want to experiment with one of them in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

290 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 35g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
29%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
850mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
5g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Good things come in small packages... and this main dish is no exception! From eatbetteramerica.
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