Arugula Pesto Chicken

Don’t get me wrong: basil pesto is delicious. However, this Arugula pesto has a wonderful flavor and adds an extra element to the popular condiment. Arugula has a peppery taste but goes great with Italian style dishes. Plus, it is very easy to grow. We have SO much of it and it just keeps growing. Serve this Arugula Pesto and Chicken some fresh zucchini pasta. Makes 4 servings

Arugula Pesto Chicken

4 small chicken breasts
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Italian Seasonings
1 tsp minced garlic
Arugula Pesto
4 cups fresh arugula
1 cup fresh basil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp sea salt
2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
4 cups cooked zucchini pasta

  • In a bowl, combine chicken breasts, olive oil, vinegar, Italian seasonings and minced garlic. Toss to coat. Grill chicken breasts over medium heat for about 6-8 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Alternatively, you can saute the chicken breasts in a large skillet over medium heat for about 6-8 minutes on each side.


  • Meanwhile, combine arugula, pine nuts, basil, garlic and salt in a food processor. While greens are blending, drizzle in olive oil. Blend until smooth. Slice chicken breasts and place over zucchini pasta. Top with tomato slices and arugula pesto. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese if desired.

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