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This pesto is also delicious over seared chicken with a piece of fresh mozzarella melted over the top. Heavenly! If you'd like to use gluten-free pasta, purchase Bionaturae or Ancient Harvest pasta.

Recipe by Oxmoor House September 2012


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

40 mins
40 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 2/3 cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to high heat.

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Place in a large bowl, and keep warm.

  • Place garlic in food processor; process until minced. Add basil and next 4 ingredients (through pepper). With processor on, slowly pour oil through food chute; process until smooth.

  • Brush 1 tablespoon vinegar over onion slices; brush remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar over chicken. Place 2 cups tomatoes in center of each of 2 (24- x 12-inch) pieces of foil. Fold foil over tomatoes; tightly seal edges.

  • Place chicken, onion, and foil pouches on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill chicken, onion, and foil pouches 15 minutes or until onion is tender and tomatoes pop, turning all after 5 minutes. Remove onion and foil pouches from grill; turn chicken over, and cook an additional 5 minutes or until done. Let chicken stand 5 minutes. Chop onion; cut chicken into into 1/4-inch slices. Add pesto, tomatoes, chicken, and onion to pasta; toss well. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese; toss gently. Sprinkle remaining cheese evenly over servings. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Cooking Light Real Family Food

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; fat 14.7g; saturated fat 2.8g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 2.2g; protein 28.8g; carbohydrates 36.4g; fiber 3.3g; cholesterol 53mg; iron 3mg; sodium 412mg; calcium 137mg.