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Chicken with Orange Pesto


Preparation Time: About 15 minutes Cooking Time: About 20 minutes

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • ground pepper
  • 6 chicken breast halves, with skin and bone (about 3 pounds)


Preheat broiler. In food processor, combine basil, orange peel and garlic. Cover and process until finely chopped. Add olive oil, orange juice, and pepper to taste; process a few seconds or until a paste is formed. Lightly spread equal portions of basil mixture under skin and on bone side of each chicken breast. Place chicken, skin-side down, on broiler plan. Broil chicken 4 inches from heat source 10 minutes. Turn chicken over and broil 10 to 12 minutes longer, or until chicken is cooked through. (If chicken begins to brown too quickly, cover area with aluminum foil.) Servings: Makes 6