Chicken and Pesto | Publix Kitchen | River City Live

Recipe: Chicken with Zhoug-Style Sauce

Total Time - 35 minutes (Makes 4 servings)


  • 1 lemon, for zest/juice
  • 2 fresh jalapeño peppers
  • 1/2 bunch fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (8.8-oz) package Naan bread (optional)


  1. Zest lemon (1 teaspoon); squeeze for juice (2 tablespoons). Remove seeds and membrane from jalapeños, if desired. Place in blender (or food processor bowl): parsley (leaves only), cilantro (leaves only), jalapeños, garlic, oil, lemon zest, juice, water, and 1 teaspoon each cumin and coriander; blend until smooth.
  2. Preheat large, nonstick sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Season chicken with salt and remaining 1 teaspoon each coriander and cumin (wash hands); coat with spray. Place chicken in pan; cook 8–10 minutes on each side, turning occasionally, or until browned and 165°F. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  3. Prepare naan bread following package instructions (if using). Serve chicken with sauce and naan on the side for dipping.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 280kcal; FAT 11g; SAT FAT 2g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 125mg; SODIUM 440mg; CARB 4g; FIBER 1g; SUGARS 1g; PROTEIN 39g; CALC 4%; IRON 10%