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Pesto Rice 2

Pesto Rice with Chicken, Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Course Easy Dinner Ideas
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Costco, easy dinner recipes, pesto rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 426kcal
Author Marsha Maxwell


  • Mixing Bowls with Airtight Lids 6 piece Stainless Steel Metal Bowls
  • Pyrex Measuring Cup 4-piece Set, Clear, 15 x 12 x 5.375
  • Measuring Cups and Magnetic Measuring Spoons Set
  • Microplane Premium Classic Series Zester Grater, 18/8, Green
  • Pyrex 2Piece Basics Value Pack 3 Quart Oblong Bake Dish, 2.2, Clear


  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast diced
  • 20 grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons honey balsamic glaze optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat. When they are fragrant and beginning to brown, remove them from the heat and set aside.
  • Put the rice, pesto, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl, and stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken and grape tomatoes, and stir gently to combine.
  • Pour rice mixture in a casserole dish, and sprinkle with pine nuts.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until heated through.
  • Drizzle on balsamic glaze at the table, if desired.



23g fat, 37g carbohydrate, 19g protein, 4g fiber


Serving: 11/4 cups | Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 322mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g