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Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Simple grilled chicken made super special with the addition of a creamy pesto sauce. This is lightened up quite a bit compared to plain pesto and the sour cream and yogurt make a great cream base for the pesto flavor to shine. Serve this one next time you are grilling with friends. The pesto sauce can be made hours ahead and left in the refrigerator.

Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pesto Sauce
Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pesto Sauce

4 servings
298 calories per serving

4 5 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper to taste
½ t garlic powder
4 T plain low fat Greek yogurt
4 T fat free sour cream
2 T prepared pesto (available in the refrigerated section of your grocer)

Heat grill and spray with high heat Pam. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Grill chicken 4 minutes per side or until done. Meanwhile combine yogurt, sour cream and pesto. Spread pesto sauce on plate and serve chicken atop it.

Pasta with Pesto and Zucchini

This is such a great flavorful dish – and all the added zucchini makes it a healthful option. This tasted just as good cold the next day and would be a great take along for a packed lunch – even add a few strips of grilled chicken if you want !

Pasta with Pesto and Zucchini
Pasta with Pesto and Zucchini

6 servings
311 calories per serving

8 oz. FiberGourmet pasta (without FiberGourmet, you have to add 80 calories per serving!)
2 t oil
2 ½ c sliced zucchini
3/4 c prepared low fat pesto sauce
¼ c fat free half and half
salt and pepper to taste
2 T grated parmesan cheese
2 T chopped basil

Heat 2 t oil and sauté zucchini 5 minutes. Add 1 t minced garlic, salt and pepper and cook another minute. Cook pasta according to package instructions in salted water, drain reserving 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid. Add pasta to zucchini and stir then add reserved water, half and half, pesto sauce and additional salt and pepper. Serve garnished with parmesan and basil.

Quick Whitefish and Vegetables

Fish smothered in diced veggies. What a great pesto flavor shines through for using so little of it. This was an awesome meal and it is very quick to prepare !

Quick Whitefish and Vegetables
Quick Whitefish and Vegetables

4 servings
180 calories per serving

4 4 oz. tilapia or other white fish filets
1/4 c low fat Italian dressing, divided
1 T pesto (prepared pesto is available in the refrigerator section at your grocer)
1 green or red pepper, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 c grape tomatoes, halved
3 T chopped basil or parsley
Pepper to taste

Brush fish with half the dressing and sauté 4-5 minutes per side or until done. Remove from pan and keep warm. Add veggies, pesto, pepper and the rest of the dressing and sauté 5-7 minutes or until slightly tender. Garnish with basil or any other fresh herb.

Pesto Chicken and Pasta

This dish is so packed with flavor, so satisfying, so easy to make and I am so going to make it again very soon !

Pesto Chicken and Pasta
Pesto Chicken and Pasta

4 servings
200 calories per serving

½ c prepared pesto sauce
1 c fat free chicken broth
9 oz. prepared sliced chicken (Perdue Shortcuts work great here)
8 oz. FiberGourmet Fettucine noodles (without FiberGourmet pasta, you have to add another 80 calories per serving to this)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 large tomatoes, chopped

Mix pesto and ¾ c broth in a skillet and add the chicken and mix well then cover and cook on medium for 5 minutes. Cook the pasta according to package directions and toss with ¼ c broth and season with salt and pepper then add chicken mix and mix well. Garnish with chopped tomatoes.

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