Free Healthy Recipe - Char-grilled Chicken with Rocket and Chive Pesto Beans

Gluten free, Low GI, Wheat Free

Copyright John Paul Urizar

With the pesto made in advance, the only thing that takes time in this recipe is to peel the broad beans. It's not a must do but, because the skin is bitter and the colour is less vibrant with their skins, I think it's worth the effort.

6 breasts organic chicken
3 cups rocket
1 bunch chives
1/3 cup olive oil
½ lime juiced
1/3 cup pecorino cheese, grated
2 cups broad beans
2 cans butter beans

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Brush the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle lime juice over it
Sear the chicken on a grill pan for 2 - 3 minutes each side
Place the chicken in the oven to cook through for a further 12 - 15 minutes
In a food processor, blend the rocket, chives, olive oil, lime juice, almonds and pecorino cheese.
Heat the beans gently in a little water, drain any excess water and stir through the pesto. Serve under the chicken breast.

Note: When using frozen broad beans, boil for 2 - 3 minutes, drain and rinse in cold water then remove the outer skin.

Makes 6 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Ready in: 30 mins

Suitable for:
See also:
Fennel and Pear Salad
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 1823 kj
Calories 436 kcal
Fat 14.6 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Total Carbohydrate 27.4 g
Total Protein 47.1 g
Fibre 3.4 g

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