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Chicken with Orange Pesto

Give your chicken dinner a unique twist.

(Contributed by the Light of Life Foundation)

This zesty spin on chicken might be a new family favorite.


  • 6 chicken breast halves, with skin and bone (about 3 pounds)

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons orange juice

  • ground pepper


  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. In a food processor, combine basil, orange peel and garlic.

  3. Cover and process until finely chopped.

  4. Add olive oil, orange juice, and pepper to taste; process a few seconds or until a paste is formed.

  5. Lightly spread equal portions of the basil mixture under the skin and on the bone side of each chicken breast.

  6. Place the chicken, skin-side down, on broiler pan. Broil the chicken 4 inches from the heat source for 10 minutes.

  7. Turn the chicken over and broil 10 to 12 minutes longer, or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly. (If the chicken begins to brown too quickly, cover the area with aluminum foil.)

  8. Enjoy!


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Talk to your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes and if these recipes are healthy choices for you.

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