Recipe

Pesto chicken with grilled zucchini

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Pesto chicken with grilled zucchini
  • 6 medium_piece zucchini (720g), sliced thickly lengthways
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/3 cup (90g) sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 4 x 200g chicken thigh fillets, cut into thirds

Method

Pesto chicken with grilled zucchini
  • 1
    Spray zucchini with oil; cook on a heated oiled grill plate (or barbecue or grill), in batches, 2 minutes each side or until tender. Place zucchini in a medium bowl; sprinkle with rind. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    Combine pesto and chicken in a large bowl. Cook chicken on a heated oiled grill plate (or grill or barbecue), brushing occasionally with pesto mixture, 4 minutes each side or until cooked through. Serve chicken with zucchini.

Notes

Chicken and anything it is marinated in needs to be fully cooked to rid it of harmful bacteria. Wash any kitchen equipment that comes in contact with raw chicken thoroughly with warm soapy water. Chicken thighs are delicious, but are often overlooked in favour of breast fillets. The thigh is full of flavour and will not dry out as easily as the breast.

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