Basil Chicken Pesto

by | Sep 12, 2012 | Article, Delicious Recipes., Healthy Eating

Thanks to Healthy Eating Active Living for another delicious, healthy recipe. Give this tasty and easy basil pesto recipe a try and use as a topping for tofu, chicken, beef or pasta.

Pesto Ingredients:

1 cup fresh basil leaves

2-3 table spoons of Olive Oil (you might need more or less to reach desired consistency)

1 tbsp Tahini (or any other nut butter)

1 lemon, juiced

1 clove garlic

1 pinch of sea salt

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender cup and blend to a consistent texture. You may need to add additional olive oil or lemon juice to create desired consistency. Allow to sit for a couple minutes as you prep the Stir-fry ingredients.

Tofu Stir-fry Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless

1 red or spanish onion

2-3 chopped carrots

1 red pepper chopped or sliced

1 yellow zucchini sliced vertically

Additional vegetables as desired.

Cook chicken stove top or on a grill until full cooked. About 10 minutes. Using a separate pan, warm a little coconut oil or olive oil and add chopped onions, carrots and peppers to the mixture and allow to cook for another 2-3 minutes over medium heat until they soften a little. Add the zucchini last You’ll notice the colour brighten a bit. Add the basil pesto to the mixture and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, gently mixing. Do not over cook.

Makes about 4 servings.