How To Make Pesto Chicken | Italian Recipes | Chicken Recipes | Italian Style Chicken Recipe | Varun

Learn How To Make Pesto Chicken Recipe, an Italian Style Grilled Chicken recipe from Chef Varun Inamdar. Make this delicious Italian Chicken Recipe in a simple, quick and easy method, at your home and share your experience with us in the comments below.
For pesto sauce:-
2 cups packed fresh Basil leaves
4 cloves of Garlic, peeled
¼ cup Pine nuts/Cashew nuts
⅔ cup Extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
½ cup freshly grated Pecorino/ Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste

12-15 strips Chicken breast, boneless
Cherry tomatoes
Fresh basil leaves for garnish

The Pesto Sauce:-
– Grind basil leaves, garlic, cashew nuts, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and olive oil to a fine paste.

The Marination:-
– In a bowl add the chicken, pesto sauce, salt, olive oil and mix thoroughly. Let it marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes.

The Cooking:-
– In a pan heat oil and place the gashed side of the chicken on the pan and sear on high flame for 2 minutes.
– Flip the chicken pieces and sear for 2 minutes basting it with the pesto sauce.
– Lower the flame, tilt the pan and pour the accumulated oil on the chicken pieces.
– Cover with the lid and cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes OR bake in the oven at 200°C for 12 minutes.
– Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves and saute the tomatoes in the same pan by tilting it on high flame.
– Serve with sauteed cherry tomatoes and garnish with basil leaves.

Italian Style Grilled Pesto Chicken is ready to eat! HAPPY COOKING!!!

Checkout Varun’s Pesto Pasta recipe by clicking on this link:-

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  1. oulala! ça a l'air délicieux ! 🙂

  2. Wow…it looks yummy…thank you Varun

  3. cooking with kainat

    yummy recipe

  4. Normando Rabaya

    Haha! I thought I was the only one using cashew to make my pesto. The reason for this is that it's quite hard to find pine nuts in the Philippines!!

  5. Srinivas Radhe


  6. ButterSnaps Wright

    Yummy green chicken 😋

  7. "you can use the chicken trimmings for a nice stir fry"

    that's what I love about us asians. zero / less waste especially on food

  8. Sir can i use dried basil leaves for this dish.. kindly suggest me

  9. Very well done and looks delicious! I'll try this tomorrow

  10. Very nice

  11. Lydia Hernandez

    Looks delicious!!!!

  12. Hustlin Hooks

    Thank you!!

  13. Good chef

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  15. mizzpoetrics

    Looks delish, only thing missing for me is the lemon juice in the pesto!

  16. I’m tryin this right now! 🤞

  17. Please tell me what grinder you made the pesto in. Looks so compact and simple to clean afterwards. Thank you

  18. Matthew Cooke

    Bottom of that chicken black.. not the way to cook this I’m fucking tellin you!

  19. Vanessa Roman

    What if I dont use oven? You think it can taste well? Thanks