Ultimate Creamy Chicken and Pesto Tagliatelle
with Parmigiano Reggiano and Spinach
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Skin-On Chicken Breasts
(Contains Cereals containing gluten, Egg May contain Mustard, Soya)
Chicken Stock Paste
Not included in your delivery
Water for the Sauce
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 1/2 tsp salt for the tagliatelle.
Pop the chicken into a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. 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 into the pan, skin-side down. Fry until the skin is golden, 5-6 mins, then turn and cook for 1 min on the other side.
Transfer the chicken to a baking tray, skin-side up, then roast on the top shelf of your oven until cooked through, 18-25 mins. IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
Meanwhile, wipe out the (now empty) frying pan.
When the chicken has 5 mins left, add the tagliatelle to your pan of boiling water and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 3-4 mins.
Once cooked, drain the tagliatelle in a colander and pop back in the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop the pasta sticking together.
When everything's almost ready, pop the frying pan back on medium-high heat with the creme fraiche, chicken stock paste, pesto and water for the sauce (see pantry for amount). Stir well to combine.
Add the spinach to the pan a handful at a time until wilted and piping hot, 1-2 mins.
Add the cooked pasta and half the Parmigiano Reggiano to the sauce.
Continue to stir until piping hot, adding a splash of water if it's a little too thick.
When the chicken is cooked, cut it widthways into roughly 6 slices.
Share your ultimate creamy pesto tagliatelle between your bowls. Top with the chicken and a sprinkle of the remaining Parmigiano Reggiano.