Pesto chicken

Appetizing Pesto chicken Recipe

Keep dinnertime simple with delicious grilled chicken topped with homemade basil pesto.
Pesto chicken
Prep Time : 0:15 | Cook Time : 0:06 | Total Time : 0:21 | Serving : 8 person.


  • 800g Lilydale Free Range Chicken Thigh, trimmed, halved

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Basil pesto

  • 2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, quartered

  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  • Step 1

    Make basil pesto: Place basil, pine nuts, garlic and parmesan in a processor. Process until roughly chopped. Add lemon juice. Process until combined. With motor running, add oil in a thin, steady stream. Process until combined. Transfer to a bowl. Season with pepper. Cover. Refrigerate until required.

  • Step 2

    Preheat a barbecue plate or chargrill on medium. Brush chicken with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes each side or until cooked through.

  • Step 3

    Top chicken with pesto. Serve.

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