Roast Chicken With Cilantro Pesto and Vegetables

Recipe by Sharon123

This is ready to go into the oven in just minutes, so you can kick back and relax with your family while it cooks. If you're not a cilantro fan, substitute parsley. Recipe roots in Spain, Mexico, Southwest. USA,

Top Review by Leta8076

This was soooo good! I did vary a little. I rubbed a whole chicken with the pesto, and then cooked it on the rotisserie. It was so pretty and golden brown, and the flavor was out of this world! I didn't cook the potatoes because we are restricting carbs, so I served the chicken with green beans. Thank you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375*.
  2. Grease large roasting pan.
  3. Process Pesto ingredients in food processor until a smooth paste.
  4. Rub on chicken.
  5. Place chicken, potatoes and peppers in pan.
  6. Coat vegetables with cooking spray (or toss in plastic bag with 2 tbls. olive oil); season with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake 40 minutes, stirring vegetables after 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender and chicken is opaque near bone.
  8. Serves 4.

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