Chicken Breast in Creamy Pesto Sauce
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Chicken Breast in Creamy Pesto Sauce

Chicken Breast in Creamy Pesto Sauce

with Oregano Roasted Potatoes and Peas

Perfect for kids and grown-ups alike, these Chicken Thighs in Creamy Pesto Sauce are sure to become a new family favourite. Our easy tips and tweaks will help you create a dish that's to everyone's tastes! For little ones, keep half the potatoes plain without the oregano and marinate some chicken without the lemon & herb.

Tags:
Family Friendly
Under 650 calories
Allergens:
Milk

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
DifficultyEasy

Ingredients

serving amount

450 grams

Potatoes

1 sachet(s)

Dried Oregano

1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

2 unit(s)

British Chicken Breasts

2 sachet(s)

Lemon & Herb Seasoning

120 grams

Peas

75 grams

Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)

32 grams

Fresh Pesto

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

75 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

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Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)2513 kJ
Energy (kcal)601 kcal
Fat22.7 g
of which saturates9.9 g
Carbohydrate56.1 g
of which sugars7.4 g
Protein47.5 g
Salt0.84 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.

Utensils

Chopping Board
Baking Tray
Knife
Large Bowl
Pan

Instructions

1

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).

Making this kid friendly? Keep half the potatoes plain without the oregano.

2

In a large bowl, add the chicken breasts, garlic, lemon & 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.

Making this kid friendly? Marinate some chicken without the lemon & herb.

3

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. 

4

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, 8-10 mins. IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.

When cooked, remove from your oven, cover with foil and allow to rest for a couple of mins.

Meanwhile, clean the pan used for the chicken.

5

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.

6

When everything's ready, slice the chicken into 2cm thick slices and share between your serving plates.

Serve the roasted potatoes and peas alongside.

Finish by spooning the creamy pesto sauce over your chicken.

Enjoy!

7

Step 2 MOD: If you’ve chosen chicken breast instead, sandwich each chicken breast between two pieces of baking paper. Pop onto a board and bash with a rolling pin until it’s 1-2cm thick, then prep in the same way.

Step 3: Once prepped, fry, 5 mins each side. Bake in the next step for 8-10 mins.