We are spending quite a bit of time at the beach or out doing things at night. Since the sun doesn’t set until 9:30 pm often dinner is at 9:00 or later for us. We like things that are not too heavy and super easy to make on these nights. Pesto marinated grilled chicken is great because it marinates all day while we are out and we can just throw it on the grill about half an hour before we are ready to eat.
We are getting quite a bit of basil from our farm share and pesto is the perfect way to use it up when we have an abundance.
The chicken was so juicy and tender. We pounded it down a bit so that it was about 1/2 an inch thick. This helped the chicken breast cook quickly and evenly.
Served this with a Tomato Basil Quinoa dish and a green side salad for a delicious and light meal.
Pesto Marinated Grilled Chicken