Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Total:
40 min
Active:
10 min
Level:
None

Ingredients

Directions

1. Set the oven rack on the lowest level and preheat the broiler to high. Line the bottom of a broiler pan with foil and brush with oil.

2. Combine the parsley, walnuts, pecorino, 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor. Add 1 tablespoon water and process until smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds. (Makes about 1 cup.)

3. Pat the chicken dry and carefully loosen the skin to form a pocket under the skin. Lift the skin, and use a spoon or fingers to stuff about 1/4 cup pesto deep into the pockets of each of the halves, cover as much of the meat as possible without breaking the skin. Season each side of the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the chicken skin-side down on the pan and broil until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Carefully turn to keep the skin intact and cook the other side until crispy and dark brown, about 10 minutes. Garnish with lemon and serve with potatoes.

Total Fat: 51 grams

Saturated Fat: 12 grams

Total Carbohydrates: 3 grams

Protein: 37 grams

Sodium: 724 milligrams

Cholesterol: 185 milligrams

Fiber: 1 gram

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchens for entwine.

Copyright 2010 Television Food Network, G.P. All rights reserved

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Pushable Rose Pops 00:48

Cool off this summer with these raspberry gelatin and rose cake pops.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cornish Hens

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cornish Hen

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Roasted Cornish Game Hens With Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Cornish Game Hen: Spatchcock Hen

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Mediterranean Cornish Hens

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Jerk Cornish Hens

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.