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Pumpkin Seed Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Recipe 1

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Prep 5min
Total 5min
110cal

Ingredients

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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Protein2g
Fats10g
Carbs2g
Sodium180mg
Fiber1g
Recipe 2

Chicken Sandwich on Sourdough

Prep 5min
Cook 15min
Total 20min
470cal

Ingredients

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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Spread pesto on the bread, then add the chicken, tomato, onion and lettuce.

Step 4

Enjoy!

Protein38g
Fats17g
Carbs39g
Sodium690mg
Fiber3g
Sugar5g
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Details

Prep 10min
Cook 15min
Total 25min
Total Calories: 580cal
Total Carbs: 41g
Total Fats: 27g
Total Protein: 40g
Total Sodium: 870mg
Total Fiber: 4g
Total Sugar: 5g
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