Pesto Marinade for Chicken or Shrimp

I had a grilled pesto-marinated chicken breast at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose and wanted to make it at home, but couldn't find anything like what I had--it wasn't just chicken with pesto on it, but had been marinated. I searched for something similar, but could find nothing, so I finally came up with this. I've used my own pesto recipe (Recipe #242383) and store bought pesto, and both work well. One cup of marinade is enough for four boneless, skinless chicken breasts

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  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Marinate chicken for at least an hour, more is better! For shrimp, don't marinate too long--the lemon will "cook" the shrimp. It doesn't ruin it, but it changes the texture a bit.
  • Brush marinade on meat while it's cooking. (Discard garlic chunks).
  • Works well with chicken, shrimp, and firm white fish. I think it would be good with pork tenderloin, but I haven't made that yet!
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"I had a grilled pesto-marinated chicken breast at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose and wanted to make it at home, but couldn't find anything like what I had--it wasn't just chicken with pesto on it, but had been marinated. I searched for something similar, but could find nothing, so I finally came up with this. I've used my own pesto recipe (Recipe #242383) and store bought pesto, and both work well. One cup of marinade is enough for four boneless, skinless chicken breasts"
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  1. Jenn.Noble
    My husband surprised me with this tonight for dinner. It was flavorful and delicious. He marinated chicken, peppers and zucchini and grilled them all. It made a wonderful, light meal! I'm sure we will be eating this again.
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  2. SaffronMeSilly
    This was good and very easy. I keep homemade pesto in my fridge and this was a scrumptious way to use it. Thanks for the post.
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  3. DeeCooks
    I had a grilled pesto-marinated chicken breast at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose and wanted to make it at home, but couldn't find anything like what I had--it wasn't just chicken with pesto on it, but had been marinated. I searched for something similar, but could find nothing, so I finally came up with this. I've used my own pesto recipe (Recipe #242383) and store bought pesto, and both work well. One cup of marinade is enough for four boneless, skinless chicken breasts
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