Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Just Bare Chicken Recipe

Here is a delicious recipe that I tried the other day. I substituted jarred pesto sauce and it still turned out great. I served it with a fresh green salad and a few roasted potatoes.


Grilled Drumsticks with Pesto

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Makes 5 to 6 drumsticks, 1 ½ cups pesto

Ingredients
for the pesto

2 cups (packed) fresh basil leavees
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup extra virgin olive oil

for the chicken
1 package (20 ounces) Just BARE Chicken Drumsticks
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions
• Combine all pesto ingredients except 1 cup olive oil in food processor. Finely chop, then gradually add oil until well mixed; set aside.
• Prepare grill. Coat drumsticks with 1 tablespoon olive oil; add salt and pepper. Grill over medium hot coals for 15 to 20 minutes turning occasionally. Brush drumsticks with ¼ cup of pesto. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink.
• Serve with extra pesto. Refrigerate pesto to toss with salads, eggs, or to serve with tomatoes.

Nutritional Information•
• Calories 212 • % Calories from Fat 72% • Total Fat 18g • Saturated Fat 4g • Cholesterol 70mg • Sodium 435mg • Total Carbohydrate 0g • Dietary Fiber 0g • Protein 15g • Sugars 0g