I have many skills, but foremost among them is inviting myself over to someone’s house.
A few weeks ago, my sweet friend Melissa asked how many weeks until we left North Carolina and I said, “Three, so you only have a few weeks left to have us over for Sunday dinner.”
I meant it as a joke, and then felt a little guilty when she did indeed invite us over for Sunday dinner the next week.
But then she made this really delicious Thai Pesto Chicken and I forgot about feeling guilty and got busy thinking about how soon I could make it again.
The answer was 10 days.
And it was delicious again.
This Thai Pesto Chicken is the perfect summer meal – so fresh, easy, and minimal cooking (just the rice and chicken, so if you have those leftover from something else, NO cooking!).
thai pesto chicken
Thai Pesto Chicken
Thai Pesto Chicken and Rice. An easy summer dinner that's so fresh and delicious, you'll be making it year-round!
- 2-3 chicken breasts cooked and diced
- 2 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
- 6 Tablespoons lime juice
- 2 Tablespoons peanuts
- 4 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 4 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
In a food processor, combine everything except the chicken and blend until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in the chicken and serve over rice
(adapted from Southern Living)
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