Roasted Chicken and Creamy Pesto Sauce
with Buttered Potatoes and Cavolo Nero
Looking for a quick and tasty midweek dinner option? Try cooking up our Roasted Chicken and Creamy Pesto Sauce in just 20-25 minutes for a delicious and speedy meal.
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Skin-On Chicken Breasts
Chopped Cavolo Nero
Chicken Stock Paste
Not included in your delivery
Water for the Sauce
a) Preheat your oven to 240°C/220°C fan/gas mark 9. Boil a full kettle.
b) Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on high heat. Once hot, lay the chicken into the pan, skin-side down. Season with salt and pepper.
c) Fry until golden, 3-4 mins, then turn and cook for 1 min on the other side.
d) Transfer to a baking tray, skin-side up, then roast on the top shelf of your oven until cooked through, 12-15 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw chicken and its packaging. It's cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
a) Meanwhile, fill a large saucepan with the boiling water and 1/2 tsp salt and pop on high heat.
b) Chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks (no need to peel) and add to the pan.
c) Cook until you can easily slip a knife through, 12-15 mins. Add the cavolo nero for the final 3-4 mins of cooking time. TIP: Remove any tough stalks from the cavolo nero.
d) Once cooked, drain well in a colander and return to the pan, off the heat. Cover with a lid to keep warm.
a) While the potatoes cook, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
b) Return the (now empty) frying pan to medium heat with a drizzle of oil.
a) Once hot, add the garlic to the pan. Fry for 1 min.
b) Add the water for the sauce (see pantry for amount) and chicken stock paste. Stir and bring to the boil, then simmer until slightly reduced, 2 mins.
c) Stir through the creme fraiche and pesto, then remove from the heat.
a) When the chicken is almost cooked, reheat the sauce if needed. Add a splash of water if it's a little thick.
b) Season the cooked cavolo nero and potatoes with salt and pepper. Add the butter (see pantry for amount) and stir to combine.
a) Slice the chicken widthways and transfer to your plates.
b) Share with the cavolo nero and potatoes.
c) Spoon the creamy pesto sauce over the chicken to finish.