In the Mood for Pesto Chicken with Watermelon Salsa

A couple of weeks ago I bought you my Skinny Pesto. Love Skinny Pesto, so I thought I’d share one of my most favourite ways to use it – smeared on chicken breasts. Oh my, so good…..

The secret is to cook the chicken breasts quickly so they retain their juicy juices and then smear on the pesto at the last minute just before serving.

The man in my house could eat the pesto chicken on its own but it’s nice to have something to go with it, right? You know, a few vegetables or fruit in this case? You could I serve it with a simple green salad and it would be delish, but I choose to make a light zingy little watermelon salsa to go with it. Did you know that watermelon is a wonderful partner for basil? Oh yeppity, yep, yep. This salsa is a simple one (which is good when you’re hungry) with watermelon, basil, chives, lime juice and a pinch of salt. That’s it! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Honestly, I reckon you could have dinner on the plate in 15 minutes if you had the pesto already in the fridge, 20 minutes if you had to make it. Now that’s a bonus when you’re tired, hungry and in need of something a little special.

Have you ever had watermelon with basil? Do you like to add fruit to savoury dishes? What’s your favourite?

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Pesto Chicken with Watermelon Salsa

Per serve: 898.8kj (214cals); 8.3g total fat (2.4g saturated fat); 1.5g fibre

Pesto Chicken with Watermelon Salsa
Healthy eating!


  • Maureen | OrgasmicChef

    Oh that’s summer on a plate!

  • Jay – Moodie Foodie

    My thought exactly, Maureen. Summer on a plate xo

  • Laney | Crash Test Mummy

    The new blog looks fab Jay! I’m a big fan of watermelon salads/salsas. They’re a little bit special.

  • Jay – Moodie Foodie

    Thanks Laney. It took a while but I got there in the end:) I do love a bit of watermelon myself. Mmmmm, watermelon margherita….


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