Creamy Pesto Chicken

with Cherry Tomatoes and Green Beans
‘Pesto’ comes from the Genoese word ‘pestâ’, meaning ‘to pound’ or ‘crush’. Pesto is traditionally made in a pestle and mortar.
Cals 594 · Prot 50 · Carbs 17 · Fat 34
Low-Carb
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30 min
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‘Pesto’ comes from the Genoese word ‘pestâ’, meaning ‘to pound’ or ‘crush’. Pesto is traditionally made in a pestle and mortar.
Cals 594 · Prot 50 · Carbs 17 · Fat 34
Low-Carb
Calorie smart
Try Hello Chef Now
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Ingredients
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Chicken pan
Chicken breast
400 Grams
Cherry tomatoes
250 Grams
Spinach
200 Grams
Parmesan
30 Grams
Olive oil
1 Tbsp
Water
150 ML
Chicken stock cube
0.5 Piece
Green beans
150 Grams
Green pesto
50 Grams
Cooking cream
100 ML
Black pepper
0.5 Tsp

Tips for fussy eaters

Serve with mash potato.

Pro tip

If the chicken is browning too quickly without cooking all the way through, add a splash of water to the pan, reduce the heat and cover with a lid until fully cooked.

Before you start

Please wash your hands and rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables prior to cooking.

Instructions

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1 Prep

Wash, trim and roughly chop the spinach. Grate the Parmesan
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2 Fry chicken

Heat a non-stick pan over a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, add the chicken breasts and cook for 4-6 min on either side until browned and cooked through (see pro tip). Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
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3 Make sauce

Return the pan to a medium heat with another drizzle of oil. Add the cherry tomatoes, measured water and stock cube. Stir until the stock cube dissolves. Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8-10 min until the tomato skins start to burst.  
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4 Boil beans

Meanwhile, wash and trim the green beans. Cook the green beans in a pot of salted water for 3-4 min or until tender. Drain.
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5 Finish sauce

After 8-10 min, add the spinach, pesto, cream and black pepper to the tomato pan. Simmer for 3 min further until the sauce has thickened nicely. Fold in the grated Parmesan.
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6 Serve

Return the chicken to the pan and cook for 1 final min to warm through. Serve the chicken with the creamy pesto sauce and green beans to the side.

Tips for fussy eaters

Serve with mash potato.

Pro tip

If the chicken is browning too quickly without cooking all the way through, add a splash of water to the pan, reduce the heat and cover with a lid until fully cooked.

Allergens

May contain the following items and their products: crustaceans, peanuts, soybeans, cree nuts, sesame seeds, fish, eggs, milk, gluten, celery, mustard, sulphur dioxide and sulphites.

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