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Grilled Pesto Chicken Packs

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 4 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Good things come in small packages... and this main dish is no exception!

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
1/2
cup basil pesto

Steps

  • 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 2 tablespoons 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.
  • 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 2 tablespoons 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

Instead of using foil packets, try the new heavy-duty foil bags made especially for grilling.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
544.6
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38.4g
59%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Cholesterol
113.6mg
38%
Sodium
736.2mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate
12.1g
4%
Dietary Fiber
4.2g
17%
Sugars
6.8g
Protein
40.5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
36%
36%
Vitamin C
87.30%
87%
Calcium
24.80%
25%
Iron
24.70%
25%
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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