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Pumpkin Seed Pesto Chicken Sandwich

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Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Ingredients

Pumpkin Seed Pesto Chicken Sandwich
Ingredients for 10 servings

serving size: ~ 2 tablespoons

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3 cups packed basil
  • 2 large handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Water, if needed
Steps

Add all of the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Add a splash of water if needed to help create a smoother texture.
Pumpkin Seed Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Transfer into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for 3 months.
Pumpkin Seed Pesto Chicken Sandwich

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Calories
110
Protein
2g
Fat
10g
Carbs
2g
Sodium
180mg
Fiber
1g
Sugar
0g
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Chicken Sandwich on Sourdough

Ingredients

Pumpkin Seed Pesto Chicken Sandwich
Ingredients for 1 serving

  • 6oz raw chicken thigh, fat trimmed (or chicken breast to further reduce fat calories)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  •  1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 2 slices sourdough
  • 1 serving pumpkin seed pesto (see above recipe)
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 slices (red) onion
  • 2 green lettuce leaves
Steps

Season chicken with spices.  Set a carbon steel pan on high heat and once hot, spray with oil.  Add the chicken and let it sear and cook on one side for 7 – 10  minutes, then flip it to sear the other side and reduce the heat to medium and allow the chicken to cook through, about 7 – 10 minutes or until the juices in the chicken run clear.

Toast the sourdough bread (if desired but highly recommended).

Spread pesto on the bread, then add the chicken, tomato, onion and lettuce.
Pumpkin Seed Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Enjoy!Pumpkin Seed Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Calories
470
Protein
38g
Fat
17g
Carbs
39g
Sodium
690mg
Fiber
3g
Sugar
5g