Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Chicken with Pesto and Chives

Yesterday, I was looking for a lean, protein packed meal that didn't skimp on flavor. I wanted the idea of a burger without the bun. I landed on a patty that was super packed with flavor and served it with a side of minted couscous. Though I didn't include it this time, I would recommend serving this with a pesto mayo as well. Just mix 1 tsp pesto with 1 tbsp reduced fat mayo and drizzle over the top.

  • 1 lb organic ground chicken
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 oz fat free feta, sliced
Mix chicken, pesto, chives and garlic with hands until combined. Do not over-mix ( it makes the meat tough). Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Divide meat into four patties. Spray the pan with cooking spray. Cook patties over medium high heat until internal temperature reaches 165F, approximately 8 minutes per side. Lay slices of feta on patties and cover skillet with a lid for the last 5 minutes of cooking to allow cheese to soften. Serve over a bed of minted couscous.

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