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Easy Chicken in Pesto and Yogurt

chicken in pesto and yoghurt

A simple Chicken in Pesto and yogurt recipe like this tastes amazing and is very easy to prepare. With 10 – 15 minutes prep time, plus letting it marinate for 1- 2 hours.

Once you’ve prepped and marinated, just make sure you Barbeque grill it with low heat, and we suggest cooking with the hood down.

Easy Chicken Recipes

Chicken is very versatile meat to cook with.  There are so many amazing delish recipes you can make and throw on the Barbeque.

Just make sure with marinated chicken you don’t have the heat too high.  It has a tendency to burn really quickly.

Easy Chicken in Pesto and Yoghurt

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Serves: 6-8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
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  • 8 Chicken breast fillets
  • 100g plain yogurt
  • 1 jar barilla Pesto Rosso
  • ½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil


  • Prepare marinade by mixing Barilla Pesto Rosso with yogurt and cayenne pepper. Tear or roughly chop the basil leaves and add them to the marinade, mixing gently.
  • Add the chicken, cover, and leave to marinate for 1 or 2 hours in the refrigerator. The marinade may be prepared the day before if you prefer.
  • Preheat barbecue and cook over a low flame with the hood down, turning occasionally, for 8 – 10 minutes.

Serve immediately with a fresh green salad.


Chef tip For an extra kick, add thinly sliced red chili to the marinade. And don’t forget this recipe would work perfectly with chicken thighs as well.

If you are a little unsure how to marinate chicken properly, read this article from Eating Well.

Oh and if you want to start a little debate about how to spell yogurt.  It can be spelled yoghurt, yogurt, yogurt, or yoghurt.

The actual bacteria that is used to make yogurt is known as yogurt cultures.

Simple chicken recipes like this easy chicken in pesto and yogurt are great when entertaining friends on a Sunday lunch.  Make sure you have plenty of chilled beer and wine on hand.

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