Grilled Pesto Chicken
How do you get enough pesto flavor into grilled chicken? Three ways: inside, outside, and alongside.
Why This Recipe Works
To make our pesto chicken actually taste like pesto, it took a three-pronged approach. Starting with a batch of homemade pesto, we thicken a portion with extra Parmesan cheese to make a stuffing for bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts that wouldn’t leak out. A cheese-less portion of the pesto functions as a marinade, flavoring the outside of the meat. Finally, cheesy pesto, thinned out to sauce consistency, is served with the chicken for one last hit of fresh basil flavor.