Chicken Breast in Creamy Pesto Sauce
with Oregano Roasted Potatoes and Peas
This Chicken Breast in Creamy Pesto Sauce is a crowd pleaser and is one to get the family round the dinner table for. Super simple to make, and easily customised to suit the kids too.
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Lemon & Herb Seasoning
Not included in your delivery
Water for the Sauce
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
Chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks (no need to peel), then add to a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, sprinkle over the dried oregano, then season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer. TIP: Use two baking trays if necessary.
When the oven is hot, roast on the top shelf until golden, 25-35 mins. Turn halfway through.
In the meantime, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
In a large bowl, add the chicken, garlic, lemon and herb seasoning and a good drizzle of olive oil.
Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw chicken and its packaging.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.
Once hot, lay the chicken flat in the pan.
Fry until browned all over, 5 mins each side.
Once the chicken is browned, pop it onto a baking tray lined with foil.
Bake on the middle shelf of your oven until cooked through, 10-12 mins. IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
Meanwhile, clean the pan used for the chicken.
When the potatoes have 5 mins remaining, return the (now clean) chicken pan to medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil.
Once hot, add the peas and stir-fry for 2-3 mins. Season with salt and pepper.
Transfer the peas to a bowl and leave to one side. Cover with a lid or foil to keep warm.
Return the (now empty) pan to medium-high heat (no need to clean). Add the creme fraiche, pesto and water for the sauce (see pantry for amount). Stir to combine, bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until piping hot, 1-2 mins. Add a splash of water if it's too thick.
When everything's ready, share the chicken between your serving plates.
Serve the roasted potatoes and peas alongside.
Finish by spooning the creamy pesto sauce over your chicken.