Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

Number of Servings: 4 (173 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro makes an excellent alternative to basil in forming a pesto that works well with Asian flavors like sesame and soy sauce. Serve this chicken over brown rice with your favorite grilled veggies.


  • Marinated Chicken:

    • ¼ cup lime juice
    • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
    • 1 tsp. chili powder
    • 1 lb. chicken tenders


    • 2 cups packed fresh cilantro
    • 2 scallions, sliced
    • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds


  1. Whisk together marinade ingredients. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade. Toss chicken with remaining marinade and place in the refrigerator (1-12 hours).
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. While grill heats, place pesto ingredients and the reserved marinade in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard. Grill chicken until it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165ºF. Serve with the cilantro-sesame pesto.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 173 g

Amount per serving
Calories 220
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 510mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 3g
Protein 28g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 69.9mg 6%
Iron 1.6mg 10%
Potassium 970mg 20%
Vitamin A 53.5mcg 6%
Vitamin C 9.1mg 10%
Vitamin E 1.8mg 15%
Vitamin K 54mcg 45%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 15%
Niacin 17.1mg 110%
Vitamin B6 1mg 60%
Folate 29.9mcg 7%
Vitamin B12 0.2mcg 8%
Biotin 0.9mcg 4%
Chloride 0.5mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.8mg 40%
Phosphorus 295.8mg 25%
Iodine 0.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 59.4mg 15%
Zinc 1.3mg 10%
Selenium 27.8mcg 50%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.3mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenders, Lime Juice, Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce (water, Soybeans, Salt, Alcohol (to Preserve Freshness)), Scallions, Cilantro, Sesame Seeds, Canola Oil, Chili Powder.

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