Pesto Roast Chicken Recipe

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Pesto Roast Chicken
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  1. Pre Heat oven to moderate. Loosen skin on chicken breast by sliding your fingers between the skin and the flesh. Rub about 11/2 tablespoons of Pesto under the skin over the breast.
  2. Rub the remaining 11/2 tablespoons of pesto over the outside of chicken, breast, legs and wings.
  3. Place halved onions in a roasting pan drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over and place chicken on top.
  4. Roast, uncovered in moderate oven for 30 Minutes.
  5. Add garlic and zucchini to roasting pan, drizzle with a little extra oil and return to the oven for about 1 hour or until chicken is coked through.
  6. If using cherry tomatoes add to roasting pan about 20 min’s before the end of cooking time.
  7. Serve with fresh corn on the cob and roasted potatoes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3061.14 Kcal (12816 kJ)
Calories from fat 1782.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 198.08g 305%
Cholesterol 337.5mg 113%
Sodium 6435.86mg 268%
Potassium 848.23mg 18%
Total Carbs 176.37g 59%
Sugars 36.61g 146%
Dietary Fiber 1.52g 6%
Protein 137.56g 275%
Vitamin C 21.2mg 35%
Iron 3.9mg 21%
Calcium 78.7mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 594.86 Kcal (2491 kJ)
Calories from fat 346.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38.49g 305%
Cholesterol 65.58mg 113%
Sodium 1250.65mg 268%
Potassium 164.83mg 18%
Total Carbs 34.27g 59%
Sugars 7.11g 146%
Dietary Fiber 0.29g 6%
Protein 26.73g 275%
Vitamin C 4.1mg 35%
Iron 0.8mg 21%
Calcium 15.3mg 8%

* 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

  • 77.4
  • 83

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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