Chicken Pesto Skewers

Steph Wagner

June 13, 2013

Chicken Pesto Skewers


Chicken Pesto Skewer | FoodCoachMe | Bariatric Appetizers

OMG I love Pesto. I mean, admit it. If you know what pesto is…and you see it on a menu…you instantly thing ooohhhh pesto. Instant temptation to order.

Trouble is- it’s often pesto pasta. And if you are anything like me, pasta makes me hungry for about 5 days. It’s still crazy to me that eating food creates hunger. Carbs = huuuuunnngry. And for me- pasta is the worst. Thus I have to create different dishes to provide the yummy pesto sans noodles.

Many pesto recipes can be complicated. Fresh basil- yes, I get that. I need fresh basil to get the true pesto taste. This way to create a fast pesto is awesome. Very fast and very few ingredients. We have Kraft Foods to thank for this idea. Toss this easy pesto with chicken and tomatoes and grill on a skewer. Delicious!

More pesto recipes are to come. Why? Because I’m on a massive pesto kick.

Chicken Pesto Skewer | FoodCoachMe | Bariatric Appetizers

Chicken Pesto Skewers

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Grill
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 3 tbsp jarred pesto
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenderloin, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 12 leaves fresh basil, optional


  • Heat grill to medium high heat. Toss jarred pesto with chicken and tomatoes until coated.
  • Thread chicken and tomatoes alternatively onto skewers, incorporating 3-4 leaves of fresh basil to each skewer. (If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak for 30 minutes before using).
  • Grill about 5 minutes per side until chicken is done.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 704IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pesto Skewers
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 245mg11%
Potassium 586mg17%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 704IU14%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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