Cilantro-Serrano Pesto with Grilled Chicken and Penne Recipe

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Cilantro-Serrano Pesto with Grilled Chicken and Penne
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  1. Place cilantro and next 6 ingredients (through chile) in a food processor; process until well blended. With processor on, slowly pour oil through food chute; process until well blended. Place pesto in a large bowl; stir in vinegar and black pepper.
  2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat chicken with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add chicken, pasta, and tomatoes to pesto; toss to combine.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 627.23 Kcal (2626 kJ)
Calories from fat 425.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47.23g 73%
Cholesterol 151.75mg 51%
Sodium 2439.73mg 102%
Potassium 446.84mg 10%
Total Carbs 10.88g 4%
Sugars 2.12g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.85g 15%
Protein 40.89g 82%
Vitamin C 14.3mg 24%
Vitamin A 2mg 66%
Iron 118.6mg 659%
Calcium 648.2mg 65%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 348.7 Kcal (1460 kJ)
Calories from fat 236.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.26g 73%
Cholesterol 84.36mg 51%
Sodium 1356.34mg 102%
Potassium 248.42mg 10%
Total Carbs 6.05g 4%
Sugars 1.18g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.14g 15%
Protein 22.73g 82%
Vitamin C 8mg 24%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 66%
Iron 65.9mg 659%
Calcium 360.4mg 65%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.7
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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