Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Chicken Stirfry with Basil Pesto Recipe, GF

Chicken Stirfry with Basil Pesto - Recipe (GF):

This recipe is for 3 people - unless you want restaurant-size servings. Then it's for 1.5.

2 med. boneless, skinless chicken breasts - natural, no poisonous solution added
1 clove garlic, minced
sweet peppers, seeded and sliced
pea pods, stemmed
1 large onion, peeled and sliced
1 large zucchini, washed, ends cut off, and sliced on the diagonal. or not.
McCormick 'Perfect Pinch' Mediterranean Seasoning
Newman's Own - Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing
Basil pesto
Olive oil

Wash and prepare ingredients

Dice chicken and stirfry chicken and garlic in a bit of olive oil, then put a tad of butter in the pan and turn the heat down a bit and continue stirfrying until the chicken is browned. When done, remove chicken to a plate. Sprinkle about 2 t. or more of Perfect Pinch seasoning on top. (I don't know how much I used. It was some, and it turned out fine.)

 In a little olive oil, in that hot skillet, stirfry the onion and peppers. When they're nearly done, add the peas and continue to stirfry.

When they're nearly done (which means slightly translucent and bright green), add the zucchini slices. Continue to stirfry.

Gorgeous, colorful vegetables and chicken

Mix the chicken back into the skillet, pour about 1/4 c. Newman's Own Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing on top, then mix and heat thoroughly.

When it's ready, spoon a good amount of basil pesto on the top and serve. The basil pesto is that which you made in abundance last summer, froze in a multitude of little containers, and keep forgetting to use.  It is perfect for this recipe and tastes delicious!

If anyone doesn't enjoy this meal, I'd simply stop cooking for them, for they obviously don't have an educated and refined palate and it's not worth wasting good food on them.

You know I'm kidding, right? Well, kind of. But really!


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Anonymous said...

Good Morning. We would absolutely love this dish. Thanks for the recipe.
Wishing you a nice day.

Jenn C said...

Sounds absolutely delicious.. I don't think I have ever used pesto in a stir fry.. it's a genius idea!! :)

Terri D. said...

That looks and sounds so good! I never would have thought to include cucumbers in a stir-fry. Awesome!

Sandra said...

if it taste only half as good as it looks in these gorgeous photos it will be divine...

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It looks delicious! May I come for dinner? :)

Ruth Kelly said...

Yum! What time is dinner?

Heide at ApronHistory said...

We made pesto one year and kept forgetting to use it too! But we really haven't ever used it, so it was hard to remember to find new recipes for it.

Lynn Blaylock said...

How yummy!Thanks for sharing your recipe!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Judy, I can't wait to make this and will definitely give it a try this week-it's got all my favorite ingredients. I haven't used Perfect Pinch before but know it will be great.
Thanks for sharing.

Susie said...

Yum, when's lunch?? That all looks so tasty. xoxo,Susie

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

This dish looks so delicious. I would love to try it. Your photos are awesome, too. I'm glad I found your blog. It is outstanding.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love stir fry and make it when we can't grill but I have never made basil pesto. I know we would love it so I need to try it. It sure adds pretty color to the dish! Hugs!

Nancy's Notes said...

Hi Judy, oh my, that looks scrumptious! If you were my neighbor, I'd be over just to get a teeny tiny taste while I'm borrowing a cuppa sugar! Then perhaps stay!So happy I found your blog!


Denise said...

Sounds good.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I have not done a stir fry with pesto, but it sounds delicious!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Delish...but my pesto is waiting for me this summer...a little behind, in pesto, and commenting.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh that looks fabulous! People are either pesto lovers or not....I love it!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I like collecting GF recipes as my daughter-in-law and one grandson can only eat GF. This looks delicious!

Cranberry Morning said...

NanaNor emailed me and said she can't find the Mediterranean Perfect Pinch by McCormick and asked for the ingredients. Here's what it says:
Spices, including chili pepper, oregano, paprika, thyme, and rosemary - sea salt and garlic.

At least that gives you something to go on, I hope.

mickeydownunder said...

G'day and YUM!
Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Nothing but Noodles Pasta party!
Cheers! Joanne

Anita Johnson said...

I have been gluten free for 2 months...these recipes look wonderful!


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