Cilantro Pesto Grilled Chicken Breasts

Serves 6


1 bunch fresh cilantro (approx. 1½ cups)
3-4 cloves fresh garlic
Zest of 2 limes
1 jalapeño pepper, chopped and deseeded (optional)
Juice of 4 limes
Juice of 1 lemon
½ cup walnut oil or olive oil
1 tablespoon cumin
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin


In a blender, or with a handheld food processor, combine cilantro, garlic, lime zest, lime juice, lemon juice, jalapeño pepper and oil with a little salt and blend until smooth. Pour over chicken breasts and let marinate for approximately 1 hour. Use the remaining marinade to mop the chicken breasts while they are being grilled. Grill on a medium high heat until juices run clear.