St. Patrick's chicken dinner
Ok, so who really wants to eat a traditional Irish dinner this St. Patty's Day?
Corned beef nothing, I say, let's have something tastey yet celebratory. I'm not going the green eggs and ham or Lucky Charms cereal route, so stick with me.
This cilantro pesto marinaded chicken is perfect for the occassion. After blending the ingredients to make this paste, tossing chicken in it and then grilling, your results are, well, bright green grilled chicken. However, the key ingredient of color (cilantro) with a little citrus and something nutty makes this a delicious dinner.
Traditional Irish, it's not. Festive, yes. Way yummier, definitely.
Cilantro Pesto Chicken
1 ½ pounds chicken, cut into strips
2 Tbsp. walnuts
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 ½ C. fresh cilantro
¾ C. fresh Italian parsley
¼ C. olive oil
Pepper to taste
Lime juice to taste
In a food processor, chop walnuts and garlic, adding cilantro, parsley, pepper, olive oil and lime juice. Puree until smooth. Allow chicken to marinade in mixture for at least one hour. Grill over medium high heat.