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    Pesto Marinade for Chicken or Shrimp

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    5 mins

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    DeeCooks's Note:

    I had a grilled pesto-marinated chicken breast at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose and wanted to make it at home, but couldn't find anything like what I had--it wasn't just chicken with pesto on it, but had been marinated. I searched for something similar, but could find nothing, so I finally came up with this. I've used my own pesto recipe (Roasted Garlic Basil Pesto) and store bought pesto, and both work well. One cup of marinade is enough for four boneless, skinless chicken breasts

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    1. 1
      Mix all ingredients together.
    2. 2
      Marinate chicken for at least an hour, more is better! For shrimp, don't marinate too long--the lemon will "cook" the shrimp. It doesn't ruin it, but it changes the texture a bit.
    3. 3
      Brush marinade on meat while it's cooking. (Discard garlic chunks).
    4. 4
      Works well with chicken, shrimp, and firm white fish. I think it would be good with pork tenderloin, but I haven't made that yet!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 16, 2009


      My husband surprised me with this tonight for dinner. It was flavorful and delicious. He marinated chicken, peppers and zucchini and grilled them all. It made a wonderful, light meal! I'm sure we will be eating this again.

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    • on September 21, 2009


      This was good and very easy. I keep homemade pesto in my fridge and this was a scrumptious way to use it. Thanks for the post.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto Marinade for Chicken or Shrimp

    Serving Size: 1 (175 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 978.9
    Calories from Fat 972
    Total Fat 108.0 g
    Saturated Fat 14.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 3.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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    pesto sauce

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