Easy Chicken in Pesto and Yoghurt

By on June 10, 2019 in Nutrition with 0 Comments

chicken in pesto and yoghurtA simple dish like this easy chicken and pesto and yoghurt, works well for a healthy lunch or dinner.  Its simple and easy to make, and it gives you a great reason to fire up the barbecue as well.

We always prefer fresh ingredients when we prepare meals.

  • Serves about 6 – 8 people
  • Prep – 10 – 15 minutes
  • Marinate – 1 or 2 hours
  • Cook 8 – 10 minutes
  • Barbecue grill with low heat and hood

Easy Chicken in pesto and Yoghurt


  • 8 Chicken breast fillets
  • 100 g plain yoghurt
  • 1 jar barilla Pesto Rosso
  • ½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil


  • Prepare marinade by mixing Barilla Pesto Rosso with yoghurt and cayenne pepper.
  • Tear or roughly chop the basil leaves and add them to the marinade, mixing gently.
  • Add the chicken, cover and leave to marinate for 1 or 2 hours in the refrigerator.  The marinade may be prepared the day before if you prefer.
  • Preheat barbecue and cook over a low flame with the hood down, turning occasionally, for 8 – 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with a fresh green salad.

Chef tip

For an extra kick, add a thinly sliced red chilli to the marinade.  And don’t forget this recipe would work perfectly with chicken thighs as well.

The Wash Up

Keep in mind that a healthy life style, is all about exercise and nutrition, you need to balance both to have the life you really want.  So meal planning with simple to make easy recipes is the simplest way to achieve that.

Especially if you are time poor. It makes sense to prepare meals that might last over a few days as well, or that you can freeze.

If you lack time and are busy its all about planning, to make sure you get the nutrients that you need to fuel your body in this hectic life. So plan a little bit, and enjoy that healthy feeling.

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About the Author

About the Author: Rob Keyes is a passionate life style junky. A seasoned world traveler and lover of fine wines. A writer and adventurer, that brings the best of what life has to offer. .


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