Cancer Nutrition Consortium

Grilled Pesto Chicken Piccata with Braised Zucchini and Fresh Thyme

A fresh, lively meal great for Autumn, or any season.

Takes . Serves 4.


  • 1 lb Chicken Breast, pre-sliced sliced thin, uncooked
  • 1 Oil / Cooking Spray PAM or similar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt kosher
  • 1 3/4 tbsp Pesto sauce ready-to-serve


  1. Spray thinly sliced chicken breast (presliced in supermarket poultry section) with 1 second burst on each side of oil or cooking spray.
  2. Season 1 side with kosher salt.
  3. Spread 1 teaspoon pesto on each slice of chicken breast.
  4. Place chicken on very hot, preheated grill pesto side up.
  5. Grill for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Turn over - and note that the grill WILL flare up!
  7. Finally, grill for 1-2 minutes on pesto side.
  8. Remove from grill and serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 98

Calories from Fat: 19.6g

Total Fat: 2.42g

Trans Fat: 0.02g

Saturated Fat: 0.51g

Cholesterol: 69mg

Sodium: 1014mg

Potassium: 329mg

Total Carbohydrate: 2.67g

Dietary Fiber: 0.10g

Sugar: 0.53g

Protein: 16.39g

Posted on: February 10, 2015

By: Ronald DeSantis, Master Chef

Culinary NXT

Ron DeSantis is the founder of Culinary NXT, a food service advisory practice, and is one of only 68 certified master chefs.