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Chicken rolls with basil almond pesto

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Chicken rolls with basil almond pesto


For the filling

  • In a food processor, add the olive oil, coarsely chopped garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Beat thoroughly, until the garlic and basil have dissolved completely.
  • Add the almonds, lemon zest and balsamic vinegar. Beat thoroughly, until the almonds are completely ground and incorporated.
  • Add the parmesan and pulse for a few seconds, just to combine with the rest of the ingredients.

For the chicken

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Place a pan over high heat.
  • To butterfly the chicken fillets, use a sharp knife to cut them in half, lengthwise, making sure you do not cut all the way to the end to separate.
  • Add the olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread over surface.
  • Wrap into a roll and add to the hot pan. Sauté until golden on all sides and transfer to a baking pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.

For the veggies

  • Place a grill pan over high heat.
  • Chop the bell peppers into large pieces, cut the zucchini into slanted slices and the eggplant into thin slanted slices.
  • Transfer veggies to a bowl and add salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Toss to coat.
  • Add the veggies to the hot grill pan in batches. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until they are cooked through.
  • Serve chicken rolls with pan roasted veggies, basil leaves, pepper and olive oil.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
35 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
56 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
46 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
5 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
13 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
146 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
27 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
40 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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