Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Chicken

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Main Courses | Nov, 21 2022

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Chicken

sundried tomato pesto chicken

This pesto is the besto! Like most hearty sun-dried tomato pesto chicken recipes, it fills your soul with happiness.

However, thanks to warrior walnuts, my recipe ALSO fills your body with powerful anti-cancer compounds that have also been shown to increase the beneficial effects of traditional breast cancer treatments! Sun-dried tomatoes are another treat that gives you magnesium, Vitamin C and K, and lycopene. I’d triple this recipe and keep the leftovers for ready-to-go lunches and dinners.



For the Pesto: 

  • 1 cup raw shelled walnuts
  • 3 cups fresh basil
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast

For the Chicken & Veggies:

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 lb green beans, or asparagus
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, whole


  • Make the pesto by adding all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blending well, set aside
  • Heat oil in a large pan and add in chicken breasts, season with salt and pepper on both sides
  • Add half of the sun-dried tomatoes in and cook everything for 5-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through, set aside
  • Add green beans or asparagus into the hot pan, adding more oil if needed, and cook 5 minutes or until just beginning to wilt
  • Add chicken back into the pan, add in remaining sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, and tomatoes
  • Mix very well and continue to cook until veggies are well mixed and cooked through. Allow tomatoes to slightly wilt but not bust
  • Serve over cauliflower mash or wilted kale and enjoy!
    • Hi Susan! I would venture to guess that at the 3-5 ounces of meat per day frame of thought that this would be for 3 or 4 servings…. however, it depends on where you are in your journey and even what blood type you are or how you tolerate meat…so servings can be up for debate. No on the nutritional breakdown. Dr. V just tries to put yummy, yet nutritious recipes together for you to enjoy.